Kinfolk member charged with murder of Bandidos president, second arrest made

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The man arrested in connection with the bar shooting that killed a Bandidos Motorcycle Club member was charged with murder Friday.

A second arrest was also made in connection with the shooting death of Juan Martinez, 61, chapter president of the Bandidos.

Javier Gonzalez, 34, was arrested in Clint earlier this month and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police said he was rebooked into the El Paso jail and charged with murder/engaging in organized criminal activity.

Gonzalez is a member of the Kinfolk Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, a rival of the Bandidos, police said.

Thursday, the U.S. Marshals’ Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Manuel Gallegos, 58, on assault/engaging in organized criminal activity for his role in the shooting, police said.

Gonzalez’s bond was set at $1 million, Gallegos’ bond was set at $70,000.

Martinez’s rosary was also held Friday evening.

He died after what police are calling a rival gang shooting at the Mulligans Chopped Hog bar on George Dieter.

Police said a group was told to leave the bar, which then prompted an argument and a fight between the two gangs.

While the fight was going on, the shooter walked into the bar and opened fire, police said.

Ballardo Salcido, 49, Juan Miguel Vega-Rivera, 36, and David Villalobos, 47, were also injured in the shooting.

As a result of the shooting, TABC imposed a 7-day suspension on the bar.

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