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3 Hells Angels charged with killing rival Bronx motorcycle gang leader

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Three members of the Hells Angels have been charged with killing the head of a rival Bronx motorcycle gang, officials said Wednesday.

Cops charged Frank “Loose Cannon” Tatulli, 58, Anthony Destefano, 27, and Sayanon Thongthwath, 29, with murder, manslaughter and weapons possession for the May assassination of 51-year-old Francisco Rosado in a parking lot near the Bronx building where the victim worked as a super.

The heavily tattooed Rosado was the head of the Pagans Motorcycle Club’s Bronx chapter. The club has been deemed an outlaw motorcycle gang by federal authorities and several of its members have been linked to drug dealing, violence and death, officials said.

Tatulli, Destafano and Thongthwath have all been identified as members of the Hells Angels, which recently opened a new headquarters in the Bronx.

Two masked suspects were caught on disturbing video jumping out of their Jeep Cherokee in a lot on Holland Ave. near Boston Road in Allerton around 3:20 p.m. May 2 and opening fire on Rosado, striking him in the head and chest. Rosado died at the scene.

Two men shot 51-year-old Pagans Motorcycle Club’s Bronx chapter leader, Francisco Rosado, in a parking lot near the Bronx building where he works as a super.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily News after her husband’s death, Jeannie Rosado said she was praying police would catch the men who shot her husband.

“He had a short temper but a heart of gold. He leaves two daughters and one son, all grown, and five grandchildren. He was a hardworking man who provided for many people,” she told The News. “Everybody’s broken inside. We’re broken. We’re all dying with him.”

In January, someone fired several shots at the Hells Angels’ new headquarters on Longstreet Ave. in Throggs Neck, although it is not immediately clear if that incident is any way connected to Rosado’s murder.

The Hells Angels bought the fenced-off, two-story brick building near Wissman Ave. in early December, rankling residents living in the quiet, middle-class neighborhood, after selling their Manhattan club house to a developer in June.

Writer: Thomas Tracy
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