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San Jose police say a man suspected of shooting a fellow Hells Angels member during a funeral for the club’s president has been spotted in the city within the past 24 hours. San Jose resident Steve Ruiz, 38, has been on the run from police since the Oct. 15 shooting of Steve Tausan at Oak Hill Cemetery in San Jose.
The shooting occurred during a funeral for Jeffrey Pettigrew, the 51-year-old president of the Hells Angels’ San Jose chapter, who was killed at a casino in Sparks, Nev. On Sept. 23. A warrant has been issued for Ruiz’ arrest, and he is considered armed and dangerous, according to Officer Jose Garcia.
He might be driving a pewter-colored (gold) 1995 or 1996 GMC Yukon or an older gray Toyota 4-Runner. Ruiz has ties in the cities of Gilroy, Campbell and Fremont. Anyone aiding or harboring Ruiz will be arrested and prosecuted, Garcia said.
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