Hells Angels prospect among two arrested after Clarington shooting

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Published September 12, 2023 at 10:43 am

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Two men, including a Hells Angels prospect, face numerous charges after a Clarington shooting led to the discovery of 13 guns.

On Sept. 9, a man drove to a home in Newtonville in a red Ford pick-up truck. The man fired a gun into the home striking a man inside. Durham Regional Police received reports of the shooting and responded to the scene. They found the victim who proved uncooperative with investigators.

The next day multiple police units including Guns and Gangs, Biker Enforcement and Tactical Support raided two homes and a car. They found 13 guns during the raids including a modified sub-machine gun, a pistol and silencer, several rifles and shotguns, two extended magazines and ammunition.

Police also arrested two men on multiple charges during the raid. Anthony Psilopoulos, 38 of Clarington, faces six charges including illicit possession and breaching release orders. Investigators say Psilopoulos is a Hells Angels prospect. Previous court records from 2019 indicate Psilopoulos ranked as a “hang-around” with the gang at the time. A prospect is a few ranks higher than a hang-around and one step below a fully patched member.

Additionally, Darryl Kerswell, 51 of Clarington faces five firearms-related offences including possession without a licence and careless storage. Police did not comment on whether the men were held for a bail hearing or released with conditions.

Anyone with information can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1840 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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