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Police Kill Biker Gang Member After Standoff

Police Kill Biker Gang Member After Standoff

Harry Seavey

The Press Herald

September 22, 2010

CINCINNATI – A Maine member of a national motorcycle club was killed in a shootout with police outside a bar in Ohio last weekend.

Cincinnati police said Harry W. Seavey Jr., 51, of South Portland was killed in the gunbattle outside JD’s Honkey Tonk and Emporium on Saturday night. Two undercover officers were injured and another member of the Iron Horsemen was shot in the foot, police said.

It wasn’t clear Tuesday whether Seavey knew that the officers approaching the bar were police or if he thought they were from a rival gang.

Seavey had served jail time in Maine for possession of a firearm by a felon, driving with a suspended license, carrying a concealed weapon and drug trafficking. He was wanted in Scarborough, Portland and South Portland on charges of drunken driving and driving after license suspension last fall, and a charge of cruelty to a dog in March.

Portland police arrested Seavey in 2002 during a period of intense rivalry between motorcycle groups supporting the Hells Angels, such as the Iron Horsemen, and those supporting the Outlaws. The conflict spilled into Portland’s Old Port.

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In Ohio, Seavey was standing watch in a doorway of the bar while a handful of other Iron Horsemen gathered in a courtyard, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. A few other people were in the small bar.

As undercover agents approached the bar, Seavey yelled to the others that something was about to happen. Seavey fired at the agents, police said, and officers returned fire, killing him. The two injured officers were treated at a hospital and released.

It was not clear how long Seavey had been in Ohio, or why.

Seavey is the second Maine motorcycle gang member to be fatally shot in a police raid in recent months. Thomas Mayne, a member of the Outlaws, was killed in Old Orchard Beach on June 15 after police say he fired at federal agents who were trying to arrest him.


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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    im serious, hurt a dog, shoot at cops, u die

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    BUMP SERIOUS, GREAT JOB

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    CSP067

    over 3 years ago

    504 Comments

    "Just punishment for the pending charge of "cruelty to a dog"..."
    Yep. That charge alone should carry the shoot on sight order.
    (OK, not serious)

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    Gombino

    over 3 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Well done.

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    ilegworldchamp

    over 3 years ago

    8966 Comments

    Another savings to the tax payers.

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    popcop

    over 3 years ago

    312 Comments

    Another case-file closed. AMEN!!!

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    topjimmy66

    over 3 years ago

    734 Comments

    Another case where the bad guys loses again, too bad I guess it sucks to be him! Chalk one up for the good guys again, Amen !

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11344 Comments

    Just punishment for the pending charge of "cruelty to a dog"...

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    lds0719

    over 3 years ago

    150 Comments

    Why are senior citizens still in biker gangs??? Grow up why dont ya !?!

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    DocThomas

    over 3 years ago

    2122 Comments

    One less SKELL breathing up all of our clean, filtered, fresh air. Although Im a little confued as to the standoff part LOL!

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    s3sk

    over 3 years ago

    3308 Comments

    I don't see a need for this pos in our society, sounds like good news to me. speedy recovery to the officers.

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    Robocop33

    over 3 years ago

    14600 Comments

    Good shooting guys. Prayers for a quick and speedy recovery. As for the POS, DRT and that is the best outcome.

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    EnrouteWith1

    over 3 years ago

    78 Comments

    Where was the standoff part?

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    Perl

    over 3 years ago

    1498 Comments

    Good guys: 1 Bad guys: 0
    ~Wf

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