A Hells Angel who was injured during a brazen daytime shooting in Kelowna in 2011 has been found guilty for his involvement in two revenge killings that occurred the following year.
According to reporting by the Vancouver Sun earlier this week, a jury convicted Larry Amero on two counts of conspiracy to commit murder in the targeted killings of Sandip Duhre and Sukh Dhak in 2012, in Vancouver and Burnaby. Amero’s co-accused, Rahib (Robby) Alkhalil, was convicted of conspiracy and the first-degree murder of Duhre, along with conspiracy to commit the murder of Dhak.
The killings of Duhre and Dhak followed the attempt on Amero’s life outside Kelowna’s Delta Grand Hotel on Aug. 14, 2011. Amero was seriously injured in the shooting, while Jonathan Bacon, one of the leaders of the Red Scorpions gang, was killed.
Amero, Bacon and James Riach – who escaped injury in the Kelowna shooting – were part of the “Wolfpack,” an alliance of members of several Lower Mainland gangs, including the Hells Angels, Red Scorpions and Independent Soldiers.
During the high-profile 2017 trial in Kelowna’s BC Supreme Court, the court heard how the Dhak-Duhre Group, rivals of the Wolfpack, had been hunting Amero, Bacon and Riach for several months.
Bacon, Amero and Riach were in Kelowna vacationing on the sunny August weekend. They were just getting ready to leave town on the Sunday when the shooting occurred.