Bacon called Port Moody home
Up until the moment he was murdered in a brazen public shooting in Kelowna on Sunday afternoon, Jonathan Bacon had been living in Port Moody, according to the city’s police department.
PMPD Chief Const. Brad Parker confirmed Monday the 30-year-old Red Scorpions gang member had a home in the area but said an investigation related to his death would be up to the RCMP.
“As far as I know, he was residing here,” Parker said. “I don’t have a whole lot to say. I don’t comment on other investigations.”
In 2009, the Port Moody Police Department took the unusual step of issuing a public safety warning after Bacon and Dennis Karbovanec, Red Scorpion associates, moved in to the area. At the time, police told the media the two were targets for retaliation from gang rivals and that anyone that interacted with the pair were in danger.
Police officers followed the two men 24-hours a day for several months — even parking marked cars outside their condos when they were at home — until Karbovanec pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree murder and was sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison for his role in the Surrey Six murder case, the October 2007 executions of six men, including two innocent bystanders.
In the last two years, Parker said, the level of surveillance seen in 2009 had been significantly reduced.
“It has eased off,” he said. “We haven’t been involved in that side of it for quite a while.”
Jonathan is the eldest of the notorious Bacon brothers, a trio that includes Jamie, 26, who was found guilty of multiple weapons charges last year and is currently in jail awaiting trial in the Surrey Six case, and Jarrod, 28, who is awaiting trial on drug charges.