Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Man killed by guards in 'fake gun encounter' still unidentified

The imitation gun that was reportedly drawn on a team of security guards in Cross Roads, St Andrew early on Wednesday morning.

The imitation gun that was reportedly drawn on a team of security guards in Cross Roads, St Andrew early on Wednesday morning.

More than 24 hours after the incident in which a man was shot dead and an imitation firearm reportedly seized by a group of armed security guards in Cross Roads, St Andrew, the police say they are still seeking help to identify the deceased.

The police said since the incident they have reached out to members of the public for help, but have not made any breakthrough with the identity so far.

Sources from the area say it is suspected that the man who was killed was not from the area where the incident occurred.

Reports are that about 1am, a group of guards from King Alarm received a call about a break-in at a property on Studio One Boulevard, and responded.

Information reaching Loop News was that upon reaching the location, the guards reportedly carried out a search of the property and found no one there.

The police said reports they receive were that as the guards were about to leave the location, three men approached the vehicle the guards were travelling in.

One of the man reportedly pulled a firearm and pointed it at a window on the vehicle.

Reports are that one of the guards pulled his firearm and opened fire at the gun holder.

The armed thug was hit and later taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The guards managed to apprehend another member of the group, who turned out to be a teenage boy.

The third man escaped.

The Cross Roads police are carrying out a search for the third suspect, who remains at large.

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