January 3, 2014 7:45 pm

Leader of the Red Scorpions gang killed in Abbotsford Thursday night

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team confirms a man in his 30s, known for being involved in gang activity, was stabbed and died of his injuries Thursday afternoon.

At about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, 31-year-old Matthew Campbell staggered into a business near the Fraser Valley Auto Mall in Abbotsford, with a severe stab wound to his neck.

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“He comes into the store, staff are alarmed because at this point it appears he has a pretty significant injury to his neck,” says Cst. Ian MacDonald with the Abbotsford Police. “They do the right thing, they call for police, they call for ambulance, and all the emergency crews show up.”

BC Ambulance called for an air ambulance to take the man to hospital but after working on the man for about an hour, he succumbed to his injuries.

Kim Bolan of the Vancouver Sun is reporting that Campbell is the leader of the Red Scorpions gang.

Campbell was a close friend of the notorious Bacon Brothers.

In 2007, he was sentenced to two years in jail for weapons trafficking.

Investigators do not believe the incident was random, and that Campbell is well-known to police for gang activity.

“IHIT investigators are working closely with the Abbotsford Police Department, investigators with the CFSEU-BC and the BC Provincial Intelligence Centre (PIC) who have provided information to assist this investigation. We remain in the early stages and are working to find out what occurred and the person or persons responsible for this crime,” says Sgt. Adam MacIntosh of IHIT.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IHIT Tip Line at 1-877-551-4448 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. IHIT can also be e-mailed at ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Warning: Fifth and final image is graphic

Credit: Karl Casselman, Global News

Credit: Karl Casselman, Global News

Credit: Karl Casselman, Global News

Credit: Kevin A. MacDonald, Global News

Credit: Kevin A. MacDonald, Global News

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