After months of investigation, Mountain View police have arrested five men in connection with two violent incidents that occurred at the Chris Stapleton concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in June, one of which resulted in a man’s death. Police say the suspects are associated with the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.
On June 18 shortly before 10:45 p.m., Mountain View officers responded to reports of an unresponsive man near the Stage Right Cafe at the venue, police said in a Nov. 15 statement. Responding personnel attempted life-saving measures and he was taken to an area hospital for further treatment. About a week later, the victim – identified as 41-year-old Bakersfield resident Juan Gonzalez – succumbed to his injuries and died, police said.
Officers are still investigating what led to the incident, police public information officer Katie Nelson told the Voice.
In a separate incident the same night, an off-duty police officer was “brutally assaulted by a group of men near a collection of portable restrooms before they walked away from the area,” police said.
According to Nelson, the conflict started with a confrontation between one of the suspects and the off-duty officer.
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“I don’t know what was said or what started that confrontation, but then a fight ensued, and additional Hells Angels members joined in on that assault,” Nelson said.