Motorcycle rally ends in mass shooting beef between “outlaw motorcycle gangs”
According to police a mass shooting that ended a motorcycle rally in New Mexico was because of beef between the Bandidos and the Water Dogs.
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Red River, NM – On May 27, 2023, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate a shooting in Red River that occurred during the 2023 Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally.
State Police agents learned that on May 27, at around 5:00 p.m. gunshots were reported to have been fired in the area of east Main Street in Red River. Officers arrived to find two deceased individuals and six injured individuals. Five of the injured individuals were transported to local hospitals, where one was later pronounced deceased. The sixth injured individual was airlifted to a Denver hospital.
All eight individuals involved were identified as OMG members. The three deceased individuals have been identified as Anthony Silva, 26 of Los Lunas, NM, Randy Sanchez, 46 of Albuquerque, NM, and Damian Breaux, 46 of Socorro, NM.
Through investigation, State Police agents learned that a confrontation occurred between multiple OMG members. Jacob David Castillo, 30, of Rio Rancho, NM was charged with an Open Count of Murder. He was injured during the incident and is currently hospitalized. Upon his release, he will be booked into the Taos County Detention Center.
One of the injured individuals was arrested on unrelated charges. Christopher Garcia, 41, of, TX was charged with Possession of Cocaine. He was released from the hospital and booked into the Taos County Detention Center upon release. In addition, Mathew Charles Jackson, 39 of Austin, TX was charged with Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm in a Liquor Establishment and booked into the Taos County Detention Center as well.
The remaining four injured individuals, 53-, 31-, and 43-year-old males have not yet been charged with a crime. They will not be identified unless they are eventually charged with a crime. The current condition of all individuals injured is not known.
This case remains under investigation by the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau with assistance from the New Mexico State Police Crime Scene Team. Anyone who was a witness to this incident or has any video footage is asked to contact the New Mexico State Police at (505) 425-6771 option 1.