For the first time in Arizona, Hells Angels members are being called a gang in the eyes of the courts.
A recent felony assault conviction for a Hells Angel gang member resulted in a Maricopa County Superior Court jury also labeling the Hells Angels a criminal street gang.
The jury recently convicted Nathaniel Sample, 32, of two felonies: aggravated assault and acting for the benefit of a criminal street gang. Sample is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 2.
A K-9 with the Placer County (CA) Deputy Sheriff's Office was wounded in a gunfight with a man who had gone on a shooting spree on Tuesday night. The gunman was killed in the exchange, and K-9 Eros was struck and wounded.