Abbotsford News

Police investigation announcement could be linked to Bacon shooting

Jonathan Bacon - File photo
Jonathan Bacon
— image credit: File photo

A press conference this afternoon (Monday) being held by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) may be connected to the 2011 fatal shooting of Jonathan Bacon.

CFSEU issued a media advisory to announce that a "significant development in a gang murder investigation" will be made at 1 p.m. Monday at the CFSEU's headquarters in Delta. Various media outlets are referencing The Vancouver Sun, which is suggesting a link to the Bacon shooting.

No further comment will be made until that time, said CFSEU spokesperson Maureen Gulyas.

Bacon, 30, formerly of Abbotsford, was gunned down outside a Kelowna hotel on Aug. 14, 2011.

The key player in the Red Scorpions gang was in a Porsche Cayenne SUV with four other people – Hells Angel Larry Amero, Independent Soldier James Riach, and two women, all of whom were wounded in the drive-by shooting.

It has been speculated that the Dhak-Duhre group was behind the targeted hit.

Since then, several high-profile gangsters have been killed or targeted, including Sandip Duhre, who was gunned down in a Vancouver restaurant in January 2012.

Sukh Dhak died in November 2012 after being shot in the lobby of the Executive Inn Hotel and Conference Centre in Burnaby. His bodyguard Thomas Mantel was also killed.

Last month, Manjinder Hairan was fatally gunned down near 127 Street and 112B Avenue in Bridgeview, and his associate Jujhar Khun-Khun was critically wounded.

Both men are said to have connections to the Dhak-Duhre group.

Khun-Khun was also critically injured in a shooting just a few weeks after Bacon was killed.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Christmas Artisan Market boasts many unique items
 
Local Muslim group fights back against ISIS
 
Surrey RCMP seek help finding Halloween hit-and-run driver
Two survive fiery Surrey crash
 
Vancouver-area man victim of hit and run in Mission
 
And so this is Christmas
Chilliwack hillsides plan takes servicing into account
 
Cloverdale Chamber calls off vote to join Vancouver Board of Trade
 
Protestors claim immigration is reason for traffic gridlock

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.