Vancouver law enforcement has teamed up with a Toronto-based program in an attempt to locate one of Canada’s most wanted criminals who happens to be a Vancouver native. Conor D’Monte, a former UN gang member, is wanted in a Canada-wide warrant for attempted murder and first-degree murder. Law enforcement agencies across Canada have now teamed up to search for D’Monte and are offering a reward for up to $100,000 for any information that will lead to his arrest.
According to CTV News, this is the first BC centered case the program has taken on. In order to locate and arrest D’Monte, a reward of up to $100,000 has been placed by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, the Bolo Program and Crime Stoppers for anyone who can offer information that will lead to the arrest.
D’Monte has a lengthy history of criminal and gang activity. On February 6, 2009, gunfire broke out in a very busy parking lot of the Thunderbird Village Mall in Langley, BC at around 4 PM. Eyewitnesses have since come forward and described the scene as frantic, with multiple shooters firing at a grey Lincoln pickup.
Witnesses were not injured by any stray bullets, however, the planned hit did take the life of 26-year-old Kevin LeClair. According to Bolo, LeClair was hit with multiple gunshots and died in the hospital two days after the hit. Police believe that this planned attack was part of an ongoing war between Lower Mainland gangs.
According to police, LeClair was a gang member who had switched allegiance from the United Nations (UN) gang to its rivals, the notorious Bacon brothers and their allies, the Red Scorpions. The Bacon brothers are a well known, violent gang in BC. In fact, back in 2011, Johnathon Bacon died following a planned attack at the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna, BC.
On January 24, 2011, after several years of investigation, the RCMP charged a number of UN gang members with the murder of LeClair. In 2014, after a three-year manhunt, a well-known UN hitman was located and arrested in Mexico and returned to Canada where he was convicted of first-degree murder on June 1, 2018.
Also charged in LeClair’s murder was Vancouver native D’Monte. Due to his actions, he is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for the murder of LeClair as well as conspiracy to murder the Bacon brother and their associates.
According to Bolo, D’Monte fled Canada in early 2011 and was last seen in August 2011 in Southern California. It is believed that D’Monte has a number of connections in Canada, United States, Asia, Europe, and Mexico.
D’monte is a dangerous criminal and should be considered armed. He is described as a Caucasian man standing at about 6'1" tall. He is around 201 lbs and has brown eyes and black, balding hair that may also be styled into a buzzed cut.
It should be noted that D’Monte has a number of distinct features including double moles on his right cheek, Asian characters tattooed on his right shoulder, “Conrock” tattooed on his left shoulder, a tiger and a dragon tattoo on his left upper back and a left eye piercing.
Anyone who may have information on D’Monte is encouraged to call 9-1-1 immediately. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, or by visiting the Crime Stoppers website.
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