THE conviction and sentencing of the final accused in the 2015 attempted murder of Hells Angel Damion Ryan in Richmond on April 10, 2015, took place in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Knowah Truth Ferguson tried to shoot Ryan in the back of his head in Vancouver International Airport’s food court, but the gun jammed.
After learning of the incident days after it took place, CFSEU-BC took conduct of the complex multi-jurisdictional investigation that spanned the country. (The CFSEU-BC would not name the target.)
Investigators believed that this was a highly planned and targeted attempt that saw contracted hit men travel to British Columbia from Ontario for the purposes of killing the intended target.
The investigation continued into the summer of 2015 and charges were obtained against Ferguson of Hamilton, Ontario, and Gino Gavin McCall also of Hamilton.
Ferguson was sentenced to a total of 11 years, seven years for the attempted murder and four years for conspiracy to commit murder. He was given credit of 1,623 days in custody, leaving a remaining sentence of six years and 202 days.
Ferguson also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit the murder of a Surrey man whose identity hasn’t been revealed.
Gino McCall was sentenced to seven years for conspiracy to commit murder back in November 2017.
At the time of their arrests, Ferguson had no prior criminal convictions and McCall had a criminal record that included convictions for robbery, break and enter, and other property-related offences, according to the CFSEU-BC.
The CFSEU-BC worked with the Richmond RCMP, the RCMP Hamilton-Niagara Regional Detachment, Hamilton Police Service, and Vancouver Police Department on the case.