A motorcycle gang member killed Thursday night started the shootout that left him dead, according to court records.
Investigators believe two members of the Pagans Motorcycle Club — Jordan Patrick Taylor, 30, of Pasco, and Triston Broome, 24, of West Richland — spotted members of a rival motorcycle club in the Jimmy Johns parking lot.
That led Taylor and Broome to allegedly confront the three members of “Anonymous,” a support club for Bandidos Motorcycle Club, on Clearwater Avenue shortly before 9:40 p.m., according to court records.
The fight would leave Taylor dead, a member of the rival club, Zachary Miller, 29, injured and Broome in the Benton County jail on suspicion of second-degree assault.
The Pagans and the Bandidos are considered outlaw motorcycle gangs by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The Pagans were formed in 1957 in Maryland, and the Bandidos formed in 1966 in San Leon, Texas.