And they have made only general comments about the possible position of the assassin, saying the shot might have come from a car somewhere on the U. Hector Reveles, "and one [thing] is that information that you're asking about." Conversely, police have been uncharacteristically outspoken about who they believe the shooter to be or, more precisely, with whom police believe the shooter is associated.
"Oh, no," says the officer, "that would not go over well." His family and friends agree that Benesh was treading in dangerous waters in essence, thumbing his nose at the Bandidos but nonetheless they remain unconvinced that the Bandidos are responsible for his murder.
"To snipe somebody in front of his kids is definitely not the style of the Bandidos," said one person familiar with both Benesh and the Bandidos, and who asked for anonymity.
"First, they wouldn't knock you off for doing what he was allegedly doing.
"We try to consider who would've had a motive, and we go from there to try to eliminate or implicate those individuals." And in this case, he says, the evidence implicates a member, members (or, at a further reach, someone associated with members), of the infamous Bandidos Motorcycle Club. Police say it appears that Benesh was attempting to start a Texas chapter of the Bandidos' California-based rivals; more importantly, sources say, Benesh was proceeding with the plan without the permission of the Bandidos' leadership.
In the exclusive and secretive world of the nation's most notorious motorcycle clubs the Bandidos, Hells Angels, Outlaws, and Pagans are the four largest Benesh's actions would indeed cause a stir.
Nobody heard or saw anything while this incident unfolded." At least as far as has been made public, no one apparently saw who fired the lethal shot.Police have declined to release any details about the shooting itself they have not said whether anyone saw a muzzle flash or heard the distinctive lightninglike crack of a rifle report (or whether, perhaps, the shooter employed a silencer). "We have very few things going for us," in this investigation, says veteran Austin Police Homicide Unit Sgt.Seconds later, as the four approached their car, a single bullet, fired at a distance from a high-powered rifle, pierced Benesh's skull, tore through his brain blowing bits of tissue onto his two stunned children and dropped his body onto the pavement. "It's very shocking," pizzeria owner Dan Saccone told a KXAN reporter."Saturday night, people were coming and going; the parking lot was packed.Just after 7pm on March 18, as the final traces of twilight dissolved into the evening sky, 44-year-old Anthony William Benesh III, his girlfriend, and his 9- and 11-year-old sons finished their dinner and walked out the front door of Saccone's Pizza in far Northwest Austin.It was a typical Saturday night at the popular eatery where Benesh had been a regular customer for several years; the New Jersey-style pizza joint was bustling with diners including several other families with children.