The Bacon brothers, Jonathan, Jarrod and Jamie, grew up in Abbotsford and have been linked to the Red Scorpions gang. Formed in 2000 in a youth detention centre, the gang runs drug trafficking operations, is known to be at odds with the UN gang over the region’s drug trade, and is said to be behind the gang-related slaughter of six people in a Surrey high-rise apartment in 2007. The Bacon brothers have been linked to crimes across the Lower Mainland, and the eldest brother, Jonathan, is said to control the Red Scorpions. In 2008, police warned the public to stay away from Jarrod and Jamie because of the danger of being caught in the crossfire of a targeted hit.
Jonathan Bacon, eldest brother, 30 years old
August, 2005: Arrested, along with two others, after police said they saw them engage in a suspected drug transaction. After a raid on his Abbotsford home and his car, police seized machine guns, handguns, silencers, a bulletproof vest, drugs, marijuana and $100,000 cash. He and the two men were charged with 15 drug and weapons offences.
June, 2008: A judge threw out the charges, saying police did not have proper grounds for a search and had breached the Charter rights of the men.
March, 2010: B.C. Court of Appeal overturned the dismissal and warranted a new trial.
April, 2010: Released on bail. Trial was to commence in the fall.
Aug. 14, 2011: Shot dead outside the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna
Jamie Bacon, youngest brother, in custody on first-degree murder charges
April, 2007: Assassination attempt on him failed. His Corvette was showered with bullets as he pulled into his family home in Surrey. He fired back with a Glock pistol taken from a Chevrolet Suburban parked in the family’s garage, prompting police to search the SUV. Police found four semi-automatic guns, a prohibited pistol magazine and four other loaded pistol magazines in a secret compartment. Both he and brother Jarrod were alleged to have joint possession of the guns, and both were charged with weapons possession.
January, 2009: Escaped another attempted hit.
April, 2009: Arrested in the Surrey Six case, in which six men – two of whom were bystanders – were killed in a Surrey apartment in October, 2007. He faces charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Corey Lai, one of the six men killed. He is in prison awaiting trial.
May, 2010: Convicted of 10 counts of possessing guns and ammunition at the Bacon family home in Surrey, as well as possession of oxycodone; 108 pills were found on him when he was arrested.
December, 2010: Sentenced to seven years in prison for weapons charges
Jarrod Bacon, middle brother
April, 2007: Faced the same weapons possession charges as Jamie after several guns and magazines were found in an SUV.
May, 2010: Acquitted of weapons possessions charges, but is facing unrelated drug charges.
With a report from The Canadian Press