Kinfolk motorcycle gang made up of ex-Bandidos, expert says
EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) —
The Kinfolk Outlaw Motorcycle Gang is somewhat new in the motorcycle world. It's made up of members who left the Bandidos following issue with the Bandidos' leadership.
Motorcycle gang investigator Terry Katz told CBS4 the Kinfolk was started by a former Bandidos member, who was passed up for national president.
"Well, the guy who starts the Kinfolks thought he should be the president, according to some accounts,” Katz said. “At that point, when he leaves and starts this other club, now here comes another group who are in their view their enemy, because the guy's a traitor for leaving the Bandidos to start this other group."
Katz says the Kinfolk and the Bandidos are one-percent gangs. That means they don't follow the rules of the law.
Given that background, Katz says having two of these gangs in the same area can lead to violence.
Katz says in his experience the only time these conflicts between gangs are resolved is when law enforcement intervenes.
Thursday, Bandidos member Juan Martinez died after being shot inside the Mulligans Chopped Bar in east El Paso over the weekend.
Four others were also injured in the shooting.
Javier Gonzalez, who police say is a member of the Kinfolk Outlaw Motorcycle gang was arrested for the deadly shooting.
El Paso Police say they are monitoring the situation.