February 25, 2013 - 6:04 AM
UPDATE: Feb. 25, 2013 - 1:12 p.m.
Arrests were made in connection to the Aug. 11, 2011 gangland shooting outside the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna.
The shootings, taking place at 2:41 p.m. in front of witnesses was described by Chief Superintendent Dan Malo as so brazen, "that it could have been mistaken for a bad action movie."
With the help of forces from Kelowna and Vancouver RCMP, Ontario RCMP, as well as Canada Customs and other agencies, the 18-month project called E-Nitrogen resulted in the arrest of three men law enforcement believe are responsible for murdering gangster Jonathan Bacon and the attempted murder of Independent Soldier James Riach, Hells Angel Larry Amero and two others.
Jason McBride, 37, Michael Jones, 25 and Jujhar Khun-Khun, 25 have each been charged with first degree murder and four counts of attempted murder. The project leading to the arrests involved more than 100 Mounties from Vancouver to Toronto executing six search warrants on Feb. 22, 2013.
More to come.
Feb. 25, 2013 - 6:01 a.m.
Police forces in the lower mainland are expected to announce a 'significant development' in a gang murder investigation this afternoon, possibly an arrest in the Jonathan Bacon murder investigation.
Kelowna media were specifically invited to the Combine Forces Special Enforcement Unit press conference in Delta today, but weren't told any other details.
Kim Bolan of the Vancouver Sun said on her blog this morning she expected charges in the Bacon case. Kelowna's had its share of gang murders lately including the August, 2011 slaying of Red Scorpion leader Jon Bacon outside of the Delta Grand hotel downtown. Just last week, Tiffany Goruk and Jeremy Snow were murdered outside the Terravita condominium complex in West Kelowna. Snow recently got out of a U.S. prison where he served time for taking marijuana across the border in a helicopter.
The announcement is due at 1 p.m.
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