Wounded biker confirmed as one-time murder suspect

The Merced Sun-Star confirmed Monday that a man shot outside a Eureka bar was a one-time double murder suspect. (H/T Mike Alerich)

Robert Thompson was shot several times outside The Shanty Bar in Eureka Saturday night. A member of the Hell’s Angels, Thompson’s shooting is suspected of being linked to ongoing tension between the Angels and the Montebello-based Mongols.

Here’s a snippet of the Merced story:


Robert Daniel Thompson, the man acquitted of murder charges in the 1986 unsolved homicides of two Atwater girls, is in the hospital after being shot Friday in Eureka.

The 43-year-old Hells Angel was listed in serious, but stable, condition at UC Davis Medical Center on Sunday, according to hospital staff.

Although details about the incident are sketchy, the Eureka Times-Standard reported Thompson was shot several times outside of a bar called “The Shanty,” found lying in an intersection, bleeding from gunshot wounds.

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