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B.C. anti-gang agency announces $100,000 reward for man accused of gang murder

January 30, 2019 - 3:31 PM

SURREY, B.C. - British Columbia's anti-gang agency has announced a reward of up to $100,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Conor D'Monte, an alleged United Nations gang member accused of the 2009 murder of rival gang member Kevin LeClair.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC has partnered with the Bolo Program, a public safety innovation project that is leading a social media campaign and offering the reward in co-operation with Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers.

The reward is available for six months and anyone who has information on D'Monte's location is encouraged to contact their local police or Crime Stoppers.

The agency says in 2008 and 2009 the Lower Mainland saw the worst gang violence in its history, with rival gangs openly shooting each other and killing innocent victims in the crossfire.

The violence prompted the agency to join forces with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team and the agency says as a result there have been 18 arrests and 12 convictions of United Nations members and associates since 2008.

LeClair was murdered in a shooting in a Langley strip mall and the gang unit says despite a long joint investigation it has not found D'Monte, who police describe as a high-ranking UN gang member among those charged in the killing.

"Police will not rest until we have brought all those responsible to justice," says Chief Supt. Trent Rolfe in a news release.

"Working in partnership with the Bolo Program is another example of our tenacity and dedication to find D'Monte."

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