San Jose Hells Angels Funeral Slaying Suspect Arrested

SAN JOSE (KCBS)— The San Jose Police Department arrested a member of Hells Angels Saturday, who is suspected in the murder of a fellow motorcycle-gang member at a funeral last fall.

Steven Ruiz surrendered without incident at the Days Inn Motel, located at 46101 Warm Springs Blvd. in Fremont according to SJPD Sgt. Jason Dwyer.

Dwyer claimed that on October 15th, Ruiz shot and killed Steve Tausan at the funeral for the San Jose chapter president of Hells Angels.

Jethro Pettigrow’s funeral at San Jose’s Oak Hill Cemetery had heavy police presence according to Dwyer. Police are investigating how Ruiz managed to escape after the alleged incident and eluded police for over the next four months.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

According to Dwyer, both Ruiz and Tausan were involved in a scuffle that escalated and ended in gunfire.

“He murdered somebody with a handgun in front of thousands of people. That’s a very bold crime,” Dwyer said on the severity of the incident in question.

Police aren’t releasing if Ruiz was alone when arrested or if there were any weapons on him at the motel.  He’ll be booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

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  1. Innocent We have USA hells angels running around the USA year after year for decades transporting Child porn or in some filthy manner harming raping molesting and murdering women and children. We have Rich Hollywood men dating the hells angels and rewarding them I guess for the decades of women and children the gang has raped and murdered .Its important that kids see hard work pays off Thanks Kurt sutter for making the USA hells angels look like a good choice of Goals for children who want to get into acting when they are old men. I beat hells angels up for their crimes against women and children yet seems Kurt prefer punks that hang in a flock known for harming and murdering women and children to pay as friends Go figure that then

  2. Innocent

    We have USA hells angels running around the USA year after year for decades transporting Child porn or in some filthy manner harming raping molesting and murdering women and children.

    We have Rich Hollywood men dating the hells angels and rewarding them I guess for the decades of women and children the gang has raped and murdered .Its important that kids see hard work pays off

    Thanks Kurt sutter for making the USA hells angels look like a good choice of Goals for children who want to get into acting when they are old men.

    I beat hells angels up for their crimes against women and children yet seems Kurt prefer punks that hang in a flock known for harming and murdering women and children to pay as friends

    Go figure that then

    Then please tell me why the police are arresting this man and if it was him that shot the dirt bag how can it be anything other then self defense .

    Seems things are completely opposite from what they should be kurt should be paying me and patting me on the back and the police should be pinning a metal on this man and not a charge.

  3. Chris Verich of Ohio Brewing says:

    The hell’s angels are a bunch of little girls. They think they are tough but only in numbers. You get them alone, and they are nothing but punks! These losers sell dope, rape women, break laws, and are morons. They better hope they never run into me.

    1. angela says:

      Chris, so easy to criticize people who are enjoying things different from you, isn’t it? There are 99% of people like you out there and there are only 1% of these bikers. How can they be tougher than you? Have you seen or pick on any of them alone? How would you know they are morons? Just like any trees, there are good and bad fruits. Just like any race, there are good and bad people. To make an assumption as you did that they are ALL losers selling dope, rape women, break laws and are morons show that you are nothing more than a narrow minded person who is afraid of anyone or anything different than what you are used to. Maybe you have seen them at your Ohio Brewing company. Maybe they are working for you. You don’t know who they are and you don’t know anything about them other than your stereotypical mentality. You should hope you don’t run into them. Have a nice day!

  4. montana mike says:

    you sound tough Chris

  5. Topcat says:

    Both Steve & Jethro were standup men ! Good fathers ! they gave to charity and never asked for anything they didn’t give ….Before you judge them …Look at yourself !

  6. niceman says:

    all of the Hells little Angels should get rape and put into a mexican prison. rotten apples who cant fight on their own….good luck in 2012.

    1. angela says:

      for a nice man your comment is not very nice.

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