Harry (Taco) Bowman was a biker world legend. The Detroit-based Outlaws MC boss led the club for 15 years (1984-1999) and established the Outlaws brand as a powerhouse nationwide during his reign where he ratcheted up the club’s war with the Hells Angels. Convicted of racketeering and murder in 2001, he died in prison of cancer last week at 69 years old.

Below is a list of the gangland murders either directly or indirectly ordered by Bowman when he was at the peak of his power in the 1990s:

February 21, 1991 – Warlocks MC boss Raymond (Bear) Chaffin, president of the club’s Smyrna Beach, Florida chapter, is shot to death in his garage. Chaffin was a former Outlaw and in talks to merge interests with the Hells Angels down in Florida.

June 28, 1994 – Rockford, Illinois Hell’s Henchmen boss Lamont (Merciless Monte) Mattias is beaten, shot and stabbed to death inside his bike shop. The Hells Henchmen were in the process of “patching over” to the Hells Angels.

September 25, 1994 – A brawl breaks out between The Outlaws and Hells Angels at the Lancaster Speedway in upstate New York in which Hells Angel Michael (Mad Mike) Quale & the Outlaws’ Walter (Buffalo Wally) Posnjak are both killed as part of the melee. Quale, the Hells Angels’ Buffalo boss and Posnjak, The Outlaws Western New York crew chief, was shot to death. Posnjak was a close friend of Bowman’s.

January 29, 1995 – Northwest Indiana Outlaws enforcer Donald (Big Don) Fogg is shot to death after he allegedly began contemplating becoming a federal informant and providing details on the Lancaster Speedway slayings.

March 3, 1995 – Chicago Hells Angel Jack (4-by-4) Castle is slain behind the wheel of his car, the victim of a drive-by shooting outside the trucking company he worked at.

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