HENDERSON, Nev. (FOX5) – A lawsuit filed Tuesday by three plaintiffs who “sustained significant, life-threatening injuries” from the 2022 shooting on northbound US 95 and Wagonwheel say Henderson Harley-Davidson allowed rival club members to hide their bikes.

The lawsuit, filed by Ricardo Velazquez, Carrie Chapin and Alejandro Castillo against Southern Nevada Powersports Group operating as the Henderson business, says this was to “shield knowledge of their presence from law enforcement, plaintiffs, and plaintiff’s associates.”

The lawsuit does not name the rival motorcycle clubs, but it was previously reported in an arrest report from Henderson police that it involved Hells Angels and Vagos members.

Richard Devries, 66, Stephen Alo, 46, and Russell Smith, 26, were all arrested in connection with the shooting on May 29 on US 95 near College Drive.

This Henderson Detention Center combination photo, shows suspects from left, Richard John Devries, Russell Smith, center, and Stephen Alo, right, following their arrest and booking on Monday, May 30, 2022, on felony attempted murder, battery and weapon charges in a shooting on a Las Vegas-area freeway. Police say Devries is president of the Las Vegas charter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club and that Smith and Alo are associates of the motorcycle club.(Henderson Police Department via AP)

The lawsuit claims that the plaintiffs traveled on northbound US 95 and Wagonwheel when they were approached in a “planned attack” from a member of a rival club and began shooting at them.

The arrest report by HPD said it was initially reported that Hells Angels members shot two Vagos members on the highway. Six people were transported to Sunrise Hospitals with injuries, two of which were critically injured, HPD said. A seventh person self-transported with non life-threatening injuries.

After the shooting, the lawsuit says the club members returned to Henderson Harley-Davidson and “secreted their motorcycles.” It claims the employees of the business were aware the shooting was going to take place and allowed the club members to hide their motorcycles.

The defendants say the negligence to notify law enforcement caused unsafe conditions where the plaintiffs “sustained serious injuries.” The attorney representing the three say the injuries and damages totaled to $15,000 and is still accruing.

The lawsuit claims the injuries could have been avoided if the defendant “acted in good faith.” Velazquez, Chapin, and Castillo are asking for a total of $60k for past and future damages.

FOX5 called the store in question for a representative or statement, but they were unable to provide such requests.


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