A biker shot a man in the gut after he moved an orange traffic cone that was holding a parking spot outside the Hells Angels East Village clubhouse early Sunday, cops said.
David Martinez, 25, was riding in the passenger seat of his Mercedes-Benz around 1:20 a.m. when his friend driving the car had to stop because a livery car was blocking his way on East Third Street, cops said.
Martinez got out to move the cone — one of several the notorious motorcycle club had set up to hold spots bear its headquarters — so the Mercedes could pass, sources said.
But a Hells Angels member wearing the group’s distinctive insignia on his jacket came out of the clubhouse and told Martinez not to touch it, cops said.
The two began arguing, and three other men who were traveling with Martinez piled out of his car, at which point the biker threw a punch at him, cops said.
Other bikers spilled out of the clubhouse at 77 E. Third St. and a street fight ensued, during which an Angel was knocked to the pavement by a man who was preparing to kick him, cops said.
A prospective Hells Angels member, who was also on the ground, pulled out a handgun and fired a single shot that struck Martinez in the abdomen, cops said.
The shooter is believed to be a “prospect” because he wasn’t wearing the Hells Angels’ official death’s head patch.
Martinez’s pals — which included a woman — loaded him into the Mercedes and rushed him to Bellevue Hospital.
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