Advertisement

Pasco Sheriff expects slain motorcycle gang leader's funeral procession to halt traffic

 
Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said a motorcycle gang member was shot and killed in a "targeted" shooting Thursday while stopped in traffic near the Suncoast Parkway and State Road 54 interchange. The sheriff said the victim was Paul Anderson, 44 (left), president of a local chapter of the Outlaws motorcycle gang. He was shot while idling in a truck at a red light, deputies said by two motorcyclists pictured here from a rival gang, the 69ers Motorcycle Club. Deputies said these 69ers members were arrested Friday for taking part in the shooting (right): Michael Mencher, 51; Christopher Cosimano, 29; and Allan Guinto, 26 (going left to right).
Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said a motorcycle gang member was shot and killed in a "targeted" shooting Thursday while stopped in traffic near the Suncoast Parkway and State Road 54 interchange. The sheriff said the victim was Paul Anderson, 44 (left), president of a local chapter of the Outlaws motorcycle gang. He was shot while idling in a truck at a red light, deputies said by two motorcyclists pictured here from a rival gang, the 69ers Motorcycle Club. Deputies said these 69ers members were arrested Friday for taking part in the shooting (right): Michael Mencher, 51; Christopher Cosimano, 29; and Allan Guinto, 26 (going left to right).
Published Jan. 6, 2018

ODESSA — Pasco County deputies expect a large funeral procession for a slain motorcycle gang president to stop traffic on Saturday afternoon.

Paul Anderson, 44, was shot and killed by members of a rival gang two weeks ago as he waited at a red light near the Suncoast Parkway, investigators said.

The processional for Anderson will be in the area of State Road 54 and Celtic Drive and extend to U.S. 19 South from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Deputies recommend drivers avoid the area.

Anderson was the head of the Cross Bayou chapter of the Outlaws. Deputies arrested three members of the 69ers Motorcycle Club on charges they executed the slaying.

Deputies revealed little information about the feud that may have preceded the shooting.

Read more: Sheriff: Three arrested in execution of motorcycle gang leader

"Please be aware of an increased law enforcement presence in that area with local, state, and federal partners," the Pasco Sheriff's Office wrote on its Facebook page. "This is for security related to this event."