Law enforcement agencies across the region are bracing for any potential fallout after a prominent Hells Angel was found murdered in Maple Ridge on the weekend.
Cpl. Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said his agency is coordinating with other gang enforcement teams in the Lower Mainland after the slaying of Chad John Wilson, a full-patch member of the Hardside Hells Angels.
“IHIT will be engaging with our numerous partners from the gang enforcement units throughout the Lower Mainland region. They will be working to mitigate any ongoing violence,” Jang said at a Surrey news conference. “While the motive for Mr. Wilson’s murder has not been confirmed, this is yet another example, another reminder, of the significant dangers that are posed to one’s life by being part of a criminal organization.”
Chief Superintendent Trent Rolfe, head of the anti-gang Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, said even prominent members of outlaw motorcycle gangs like the Hells Angels “are not immune to gang violence or their connection to the gang landscape, both as perpetrators and victims.”
Two years ago, another high-profile Hells Angel, Bob Green, was shot to death by an associate in the 856 gang after an all-night drinking party at the 856’s clubhouse.
Within days, another young gangster who was at the party was found slain and mutilated at the side of a Langley road.
Green’s killer, Jason Wallace, who later pleaded guilty to manslaughter, said he was told in a threatening phone call to kill himself, or turn himself into the Hells Angels and they would do it.