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Leader of Bandidos biker club El Paso chapter dies after being shot during confrontation with rival club

August 7, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Leader of Bandidos biker club  El Paso chapter dies after being shot during confrontation with rival club

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Juan Martinez, the head of the El Paso chapter of the Bandidos biker club, died from injuries suffered after he was shot during a bar dispute with a rival club.

The incident took place at a bar in El Paso on July 30th, where four people were wounded in the shooting.

KFOX14 reported that the fight erupted after one of the groups was ordered to leave the bar —it is not clear which one — and in the midst of all the chaos the shooter walked in and opened fire.

Eddie Martinez who also goes by “Eddie Flames,” is known as the president of the Bandidos’ Northwest San Antonio division, a criminal complaint affidavit filed in federal court.

Juan Martinez, the 61-year-old leader of the El Paso chapter of the Bandidos biker club, died from injuries suffered after he was shot during a bar fight with a rival club.

The 61-year-old was in critical condition after the shooting and was pronounced dead on August 3rd.

The El Paso Motorcycle Coalition shared a post on Facebook stating, “It is with great sadness that Juan/Compa, President of the Bandidos El Paso Chapter, passed away. Please keep Gracie, their family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.”

Javier Gonzales, a 34-year-old member of the Kinfolk Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, was taken into custody in connection with the incident.

There has been no information on the condition of the other three men who were injured.

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