PORTLAND, Maine – PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A motorcycle gang member shot dead by federal agents in Maine was one of two Outlaws accused of shooting a rival outside a Hell's Angel clubhouse last year.
Court documents indicate the October shooting in central Maine was payback for a clash between Outlaws and Hell's Angels in Connecticut. The victim was hospitalized but survived.
Authorities say after the shooting, Thomas "Tomcat" Mayne and another Outlaw were rewarded with SS patches — Nazi-style lightning bolts signifying an Outlaw hit.
Mayne died Tuesday in a gunfight with agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
He was one of 27 Outlaws nationwide who were indicted in Richmond, Va.