Officers responding to the eastbound 210 Freeway at the 215 just before 4 a.m. discovered the two riders laying in lanes when they arrived. Shawn Fowler, 44, of Utah, was riding with his wife when they stopped for a mechanical problem. Fowler was declared dead at the scene. His wife was not injured.
The second man was shot in the shoulder and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but he is expected to survive.
The trio, who wore clothes with insignia indicating they were part of a motorcycle club, were reportedly on a road trip to Mexico. Investigators are looking into the possibility that they were part of an outlaw biker gang.
The eastbound lanes were shut down until about 11:15 a.m.
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