Suspect in slaying of Hells Angels leader polite at arrest

Christopher Ablett
Christopher Ablett San Francisco Police Department


A Modesto man suspected in the slaying of the leader of the San Francisco Hells Angels motorcycle gang a month ago surprised police in a small city in Oklahoma by turning himself in.

Christopher Ablett buzzed for assistance Sunday afternoon at police headquarters and said he wanted to surrender, Bartlesville Police Chief Tom Holland said.

"He was extremely cooperative; just as polite as could be," Holland said. "You had a hard time believing he was a guy who might have murdered someone."

Ablett, 37, is at the center of an investigation that made international news.

Hells Angels San Francisco President Mark Guardado, 45, was shot and killed Sept. 2. When officials ran Ablett's name and fingerprints through their system, they found nothing tying him to any Oklahoma case. Ablett suggested that they expand their search nationally.

As the California warrant for his arrest popped onto the screen with a $5 million bond attached, Ablett told the officers, "That would be me," Holland said.

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