On January 30, 2016, there was a fight, which included a deadly shooting, at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo between two motorcycle clubs. As you probably expected, there were and are many conflicting accounts of what started the melee and what exactly transpired. Earlier this week, the Denver Police Department’s final report was released.
Rather than feeding into the speculation, here is what appears to be the clear facts: three shots were fired, four members of motorcycle clubs were hit, one club member died, and the club member who admitted to (and backed up by forensics) of firing the fatal shot, will not be charged.
Here is a link to the 195 page CO Motorcycle Expo Shooting Final Police Report and below is the raw video footage of the fight and shots fired at the CO Motorcycle Expo.
This past Saturday, there was a shooting and fight during the Colorado Motorcycle Expo held in Denver at the National Western Complex. According to the members of the Denver Police Department and the Denver Health Medical Center, there was one fatality and seven others injured, many of whom were hospitalized. The cause of the fatality and injuries were from gunshots, knives and fists.
As of Sunday morning, law enforcement, government officials and the media are handling this incident much differently than their counterparts did after Waco shooting: no mass arrests and not much guessing about what happened and who was involved. Information is limited, as it should be, until the facts are known.
Another thing that is different with this Denver incident is how, more often than not, when referring to clubs, the term “motorcycle clubs” is used. This is in stark contrast to law enforcement and officials in Waco incorrectly using the politically charged and incorrect terms “biker gangs” or “motorcycle gangs” to describe everyone in a group or club with a patch.
The city and county of Denver decided to cancel the Sunday portion of the Motorcycle Expo. For those who purchased tickets for Sunday, the money will be refunded. So, will the Motorcycle Expo still be held in Denver?? The Denver Manager of Safety, Stephanie O’Malley, stated, “We’re going to have to really assess how this event, if at all, will be held in our city.”
We will keep you updated on the Colorado Motorcycle Expo shooting and fight as more information becomes available.