Last Friday, the San Diego chapter president of the Black Sabbath Motorcycle Club was shot to death in front of the group’s clubhouse. The murder of 51-year-old Clyde “Wild Dogg” Thompson came as a complete shock to the club and the community as the Black Sabbath MC is not known as an outlaw group.
Since Thompson’s death, the club has been overwhelmed with support from other chapters, other clubs, and the general public, while the killer remains on the loose.
The shooting took place last Friday morning while Thompson and a fellow member of the Black Sabbath MC worked on a bike in front of their clubhouse. Out of nowhere, a SUV came speeding up to the clubhouse as a young black man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt jumped out of the vehicle and proceeded to shoot Thompson multiple times. Thompson was rushed to a nearby hospital, but died of his wounds just hours after the shooting.
Remembering Clyde “Wild Dogg” Thompson
The friends and family that knew and loved Clyde Thompson are at an utter loss as to why anyone would want to murder him. Thompson first joined the Black Sabbath MC as an honorary member, but worked his way up to president through hours of charity work.
It was just last year that Thompson took over the troubled San Diego chapter and showed incredible leadership in reestablishing the club as a prominent San Diego charity organization. Thompson is survived by his long term girlfriend, two daughters, and seven brothers and sisters.
Black Sabbath Motorcycle Club: “A Breed Apart”
President Wild Dogg’s murder is all the more confusing as the Black Sabbath MC strove to distinguish itself from outlaw clubs such as the Hell’s Angels. The club was founded in 1974 by seven African-American men, some who worked with the U.S. Navy and others with San Diego Gas & Electric.
Since then, the club has grown to include chapters all across the United States, but the San Diego chapter will always retain special status as the mother chapter. The club’s motto, “A Breed Apart,” clearly states their intention to steer clear of the lawlessness of other motorcycle clubs.
No Arrests As of Yet
Police are still searching for any clues that might help lead them to the killer. According to San Diego Police Sergeant Jorge Leon, “No arrests have been made. We are continuing to investigate this homicide.” Meanwhile, the Black Sabbath MC is committed first and foremost to supporting the family Thompson left behind.