Gangster charged in deaths

A high-ranking Hells Angel who survived a high-profile 2011 gang shooting in Kelowna has been arrested and charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit the murders of two other gangsters.

Larry Amero, who lives in Ottawa, was arrested Thursday, and will remain in custody in Ontario until he's transported back to B.C.

Vancouver Police believe the 40-year-old Amero conspired to kill Sandip Duhre and Sukhveer Dhak, rival gangsters. 

Dhak is alleged to have ordered the attempt on Amero's life in Kelowna in 2011 that left Jonathan Bacon dead, as heard at the Kelowna trial.

Duhre was publicly killed in Vancouver in January 2012, while Dhak was murdered in Burnaby in November 2012.

Dean Michael Wiwchar, 32, has been charged with the murder of Duhre along with conspiracy to commit the murder of Dhak.

Rahib “Robby” Alkhalil has already been charged in the murder of Duhre.

Prosecutors believe Amero was targeted in the 2011 Kelowna shooting due to his believed involvement in the 2010 murder of Gurmit Dhak, the brother of Sukhveer Dhak.

Amero had been incarcerated in Quebec since 2012 on several charges stemming from a large cross-Canada drug bust, but his charges were dropped last September due to the length of time the charges took to get to trial.

Vancouver police have called the arrests "significant."

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