Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Sukhvir Singh Deo, 34 Former Vancouver Gangster Gunned Down in Toronto Had Been Involved in B.C.’s Wolf Pack Gang Alliance
Sukhvir Singh Deo, 34, was shot to death just before 3 p.m. near the busy intersection of Yonge and Eglinton.
Toronto police still have not released his name, but the Sun confirmed his identity with his family and with police in B.C.
When Deo lived in Metro Vancouver, he was aligned with the Independent Soldiers gang, Staff Sgt. Lindsey Houghton of B.C.’s anti-gang agency said on Wednesday.
“His historical gang association or connection is to the Independent Soldiers and to certain people involved with the Independent Soldiers,” said Houghton, of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.
But Deo has been better known as a Wolf Pack member since moving to Ontario in 2013.
Some members of the IS, along with some in the Hells Angels and some Red Scorpion gangsters are using the Wolf Pack identity, Houghton said.
“Certain people and part of the IS and their alignments would consider themselves under the Wolf Pack umbrella,” he said. “You have to look at it like cells.”
Houghton said the Wolf Pack has both national and international connections despite its B.C. origins.
Deo was close to two original Wolf Pack members — Hells Angel Larry Amero and James Riach of the IS.
The Sun obtained a photo taken several years ago in which Deo is posing with Amero and with Independent Soldier Don Lyons.
Amero and Riach were targeted along with Red Scorpion leader Jon Bacon in a 2011 shooting in Kelowna. Bacon was killed, Amero was wounded and Riach was grazed.
Amero was later arrested in Montreal and implicated in an international drug ring. He remains in jail there awaiting trial.
Riach was picked up in the Philippines and charged with drug trafficking, but the case later fell apart. His current whereabouts are unknown.
After the 2011 shooting, Wolf Pack members were warring on the streets of Metro Vancouver with rivals from the so-called Dhak-Duhre group.
Deo’s name had surfaced in connection with the May 2012 murder in Port Moody of Duhre associate Gurbinder (Bin) Toor. Toor’s 40th birthday would have been Monday.
No charges have been laid in the murder. Port Moody Police Const. Angela Fisher said Wednesday that there’s no update on the Toor murder investigation.
Deo’s uncle Sohan told The Sun his nephew had a big trucking company in Ontario.
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