Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association Executive Director Steve Cook has studied biker gangs for nearly 30 years.
Cook told WRAL Investigates about their expansion nationwide.
“They are not street gangs,” Cook said. “They are more like the mob. They are more like organized crime on wheels.”
Sources told WRAL Investigates the New Year’s Day victim, Jonas Padilla, was a member of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Gang, and five men facing murder charges are with a rival gang known as the Red Devils. Padilla was 37.