Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Prime suspect held for dramatic murder of security guard in Portmore

The now deceased security guard held at gunpoint by one of his attackers, who later shot and killed him.

The now deceased security guard held at gunpoint by one of his attackers, who later shot and killed him.

The police say they have apprehended a prime suspect in relation to the dramatic shooting death of a security guard at a business outlet in Portmore, St Catherine on December 6.

“A major suspect in the case was held on Saturday morning during an operation, and he is now in custody and is being questioned,” Senior Superintendent Clive Blair told Loop News.

Last week, the police said they were a step closer to apprehending the criminals who carried out the brazen daylight attack in the Sunshine city.

Detectives said they had collected video footage which captured the images of the men while they were carrying out the attack on the KingAlarm security officer.

"Based on footage that was captured, authorities will be using this evidence in their manhunt for the perpetrators," a police source said.

A four-minute video captured on CCTV showed two men entering the facility where the guard was working.

The men were seen waiting until all the customers had left the premises, after which they accosted the security guard.

The video showed that one of the eventual attackers had even borrowed a pen from the security guard to sign a document, seemingly in an attempt to hide his true intention.

The footage showed that as the men were about to carry out the attack, two customers were entering the facility. In response, one of the attackers pushed the customers outside the door and attempted to shut it.

The guard saw what was happening and moved towards the door.

One of the attackers - who was later seen holding on to the guard with one hand and a gun in the other hand - then pulled the guard outside the establishment and shot him.

The men fled the scene.

The shooting sent large numbers of onlookers scampering for safety.

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