The family of a motorcycle gang leader who was executed in broad daylight on a Bronx street over the weekend by two assassins carrying guns with silencers are speaking out, demanding that the killers be brought to justice.
Photos shared by the wife and daughter of Francisco Rosado, 51, on social media show a man with a shaved head and a face completely covered in tattoos. But according to his wife Jeannie Rosado and daughter Amanda, beneath his tough exterior, the head of The Bronx chapter of the much-feared Pagan's Motorcycle Club was a loving family man with 'a heart of gold.' On Oct. 21, 2020, Aquino visited a bar in Verona, New Jersey, with other members of the Pagan’s. When Aquino and his associates exited the bar, a group of individuals approached and assaulted them with baseball bats. Approximately one week later Aquino and Ortiz shot at an associate of the Hells Angels on the New Jersey Turnpike in retaliation for the Verona assault. The Pagan’s and the Hells Angels are known to be rival gangs.
Aquino was also indicted for possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The ammunition charge arises from a shooting that occurred in Elizabeth on Oct. 31, 2020, during which Aquino shot at an occupied vehicle. On Nov. 5, 2020, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Aquino’s residence and recovered, among other items, multiple .40 caliber rounds of ammunition and approximately 50 grams of cocaine. At the time of Aquino’s arrest, he was the vice president of the Elizabeth membership chapter of the Pagan’s.