Members of rival motorcycle gangs were indicted Tuesday for their alleged roles in a November shootout between two biker gangs at a Central Lubbock restaurant.
Alfredo Paez, a reported member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, and reported Kinfolk Motorcycle Club members Michael Roberts, 36 and Danny Gollihugh, 41, are charged with a count of engaging in organized criminal activity namely aggravated assault, a first-degree felony that carries a punishment of five years to life in prison.
The Bandidos and Kinfolk motorcycle clubs are considered by law enforcement to be rival criminal street gangs, according to court documents.
The charge stems from a Nov. 12 shooting between the Bandidos and Kinfolk motorcycle clubs at the 50th Street Caboose in the 5000 block of 50th Street. Lubbock police responded to a 10:30 p.m. call about a gang shooting at the restaurant but found no victims at the scene.
However, a later call came in about one person, later identified as a Bandidos member, taken by private vehicle to Covenant Medical Center for a gunshot wound in his lower right leg and left arm, according to court records.
A restaurant employee told police Kinfolk members were playing pool when a Bandidos member approached them and started an altercation, according to an arrest warrant.
Footage from the business’ security cameras showed four Kinfolk members including Roberts and Gollihugh playing pool when five Bandidos members, including Paez, enter the restaurant.
One of the Bandidos members, later identified as the man who was shot, could be seen approaching Roberts and pointing at one of him.
Roberts could be seen drawing a pistol and making a feinting motion at the Bandidos member, who grabs a pool ball and appears to threaten to throw it at the Kinfolk members.
Gollihugh and another Kinfolk member could be seen drawing firearms and the Bandidos member sets the ball down and walks to the north door.
Meanwhile, Paez could be seen drawing his pistol as the altercation unfolds, taking cover in a corner out of view of the Kinfolk members.
The Bandidos members, except Paez, could be seen quickly leaving the area, but gathering outside the entrance. The Bandidos member who challenged the Kinfolks could be seen standing in the doorway as the Kinfolk members aim their guns at the doors and windows.
Roberts could be seen firing his gun at the entrance where the Bandidos gathered, injuring one of them, court records state.
Paez could be seen heading off camera to a south doorway. However, a hand gun emerges through the doorway and multiple shots are fired.
Investigators believe Paez fired 10 rounds at the Kinfolk members before running out of the restaurant. Multiple restaurant patrons were in the line of Paez’s fire, the warrant states.
A Texas Anti-Gang Unit investigator identified Paez, Gollihigh and another Kinfolk member. Warrants for their arrests were issued on Nov. 13.
Gollihugh was arrested Nov. 18 during a traffic stop. One of his passengers was identified as Roberts, who matched the description of the Kinfolk member who reportedly fired first at the Bandidos. Roberts was arrested on an unrelated warrant and was served with the warrant in connection with the shooting while he was being interviewed at the Major Crimes Unit.
Roberts and Gollihugh were booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center on a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity.
Roberts was also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was released on bond on Nov. 17.
Paez was arrested Dec. 3 and booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center with a bond set at $100,000. Court records show he bonded out of jail on Dec. 16.