Joe Bruno on the Mob – Was the Hell’s Angel Larry Amero an Innocent Bystander in Shooting?
Where there’s smoke there’s usually fire.
Here are the facts we definitely know. 1. Notorious gangster and Hell’s Angel Jonathan Bacon was shot to death in Kelowna, British Columbia, outside the Delta Hotel. 2. Larry Amero, a full-patch member of the White Rock chapter of the Hells Angels, was also shot in the same incident. However, Amero survived.
At the time he was killed, Bacon was out on bail on a series of gun and drug charges. In December 2002, Amero was found guilty of possession for the purpose of trafficking and production of a controlled substance; i.e. drugs.
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Yet Amero gal-pal Jasmine Wong says that Amero was not a target in the shooting, but in actuality, an “innocent bystander,” who happened to be in the “wrong place at the wrong time.” Wong told a Canadian news outlet, “”You shouldn’t judge him (Amero) What you do on your own time, in your hobby, just because you belong to a club — a bike club, a car club chess club . … He should be treated just like everyone else.”
Well, that’s true.
But it boggles the mind to believe that Amero just happened to be innocently in the company of Bacon, a notorious Red Scorpion gangster, when the person, or persons committed the fatal shooting, which also injured two other women.
I mean, what were Bacon and Amero doing together at the time of the shooting?
Discussing the fine art of crocheting?
Or how to properly cook Foie gras with mustard seeds and green onions in duck jus?
Bacon and Amero had recently been seen together several times. In fact, Port Moody police recently stopped Bacon and Amero on a cigarette boat with a man linked to the Independent Soldiers, another well known British Columbian gang.
So I think it’s fair to assume that, for reasons unknown, Bacon and Amero were both targeted in the shooting.
Time will tell. Or maybe not.
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Injured Hells Angel linked to number of gangs
A Hells Angel injured in the same shootout that left notorious gangster Jonathan Bacon dead Sunday has ties to members and associates of a number of for reasons unknown.
Larry Ronald Amero, born in 1977, is a full-patch member of the White Rock chapter of the Hells Angels.
Amero leases three vehicles: a 2006 BMW M5, a 2007 Cadillac Escalade and a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. The Escalade is a shared lease with his former live-in girlfriend, Sarah Trebble.
Trebble, a West Vancouver realtor, was acquitted this year of a charge of occupying a vehicle in which there was a firearm. The charge was laid after Trebble was found in a car involved in a shooting outside of the T-Barz strip club in Surrey in 2009. Police have alleged that Trebble is a known associate of high-ranking United Nations Gang member Barzan Tilli-Cholli.
Amero has also been photographed with one of the founders of the Independent Soldiers gang, Randy Naicker. Naicker was convicted of a drug-related kidnapping and extortion and was also the intended target of a shooting at a Vancouver halfway house. Another gangster — Raj Soomel — was killed instead.
Naicker and another Independent Soldier met with members of the Red Scorpions in 2006, reports state.
In December 2002, Amero was given a one-year conditional sentence followed by a year of probation after being found guilty of possession for the purpose of trafficking and production of a controlled substance.
The address associated with two of Amero’s vehicle leases is a $1.13 million Surrey property owned by a Ronald Amero.
Amero was in critical condition on Sunday. An update on his condition was not available Monday.
Hells Angel hurt in Bacon shooting ‘like you and me’
Posted: Aug 18, 2011 7:47 PM PT
A man wounded in Sunday’s gang-related shooting in Kelowna, B.C., shouldn’t be judged by his membership in Hells Angels, a friend says.
Jasmine Wong says Hells Angel Larry Amero was an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire when Jonathan Bacon was shot and killed outside the Delta Hotel. Two women were also wounded, including one who was left quadriplegic.
“Wrong place, wrong time,” Wong said of her friend. “[http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/08/18/bc-hells-angel-amero-friend-shooting.html
Police have said it’s not clear who was the intended target of the shooting — Bacon, who founded the Red Scorpions gang, Amero or a passenger reported to be a member of the Independent Soldiers gang.
Amero is a full patch member of the Hells Angels, but Wong cautioned against jumping to conclusions.
“You shouldn’t judge him,” she said. “What you do on your own time, in your hobby, just because you belong to a club — a bike club, a car club chess club . … He should be treated just like everyone else.”
Wong said she has no idea why Amero was with Bacon but she knows they were friends.
Amero was just a regular person, she said.
“He still goes home, he still has an old lady and a kid, a job, like you and me.”
Leah Hadden-Watts, 21, was reported to have suffered a shattered neck vertebra and was paralyzed when the SUV that Bacon and four others were riding in was showered with bullets from an automatic weapon. The second woman’s injuries were not life-threatening.
Police have made no arrests in the shooting.