BREAKING NEWS: TVJ has obtain video footage showing new evidence of what transpired before security guard was shot
TVJ has obtain video footage which shows new evidence of what transpired before the security guard tried to take the licence firearm holder’s gun.
The building management argues the video supports the allegations that the security guard was beaten up inside the guard room and the reason he decided to retaliate.
According to new reports, one individual seen in the video altercation is a resident of the Gated Apartment Complex on Braemar Avenue in New Kingston, Jamaica.
It is reported that on Monday July 2nd a little after 5:00 o’clock in the evening, one of the individuals were being prevented from leaving apartment complex. He was being prevented from leaving the apartment complex for allegedly non-payment of maintenance fees.
It is alleged the security refused to open the gate. The rules are, if residents are in arrears with maintenance fees, then they have to open the gate themselves when they are leaving or entering premises. The gate is not automated so it is the duty of the security to open the gate. The gate security duties are paid for with maintenance fees thus the reason the security guard did not open the gate
It is alleged, that irritated the resident and things escalated from there.
A fight was ensued with the tenant and the security guard who was not wearing a uniform.
It is alleged the security guard was beaten up by two of the people involved, one of which is the licence firearm holder. You can hear someone referring to himself as “Vegas”, saying, the man just got beaten up, which one of the men in the video denied, saying, he did not touch the security. You can see however, in the video, the security guard shirtless and being held back by another individual. The firearm holder also had a hammer in his hand in a confrontation with the shirtless security guard.
According to our sources, the security guard allegedly press the panic button which is an alleged instruction of the apartment complex in case of emergencies.
This was when the initial fight ensued. The security guard decided to retaliate and tried to dis-arm the licence firearm holder.
A report from the police stated that the security guard attacked the firearm holder and pushed him to the ground. The businessman pulled his firearm and discharged one round which struck the security guard in the neck. Other security guards, who were present, disarmed the businessman and took him into custody.
Statement from the managing director of KingAlarm
I have seen the videos circulating this morning pertaining to yesterday’s incident at Braemar Avenue involving a number of our Armed Response personnel who were called to a scene in response to a prior altercation there.
Without the benefit of a thorough investigation into what transpired, I have seen enough on social media to cause me concern as relating to the actions of some of the individuals who were at the scene.
As such, all KingAlarm personnel who were present have been pulled from duty pending the outcome of the investigations by ourselves, the Police and other authorities, all of which are already underway.
I have personally reached out to the firearm holder in the video and expressed my concerns directly to him and assured him of my availability for further discussions in the coming days.
KingAlarm has been in business for in excess of 17 years and we respond to literally hundreds of alarms, disputes and situations on a daily basis. The human rights of others is of paramount importance to us and, in fact, this is deeply ingrained in our Training Manuals. I trust therefore that those who have dealt with KingAlarm, or have been exposed and interacted with our Armed Response personnel, can attest to that fact, as well as to what we stand for, and that we will never condone unprofessional behavior irrespective from which quarters same may originate.
Wherever our personnel are found to have acted in contravention of the law or inconsistent with their training or in violation of the human rights of others, there are serious and severe consequences and I assure our valued clients and members of the public at large that this case will be no different.
I therefore ask that the public allow the process of investigation to take place trusting that the Company will adhere to the highest standards of professionalism in dealing with this incident.
I also wish to make clear that all KingAlarm personnel at the scene in question were in uniform. The gentleman in the blue shirt who was shot is not a member of our staff and is in no way affiliated with the company. That said, we keep him and his family in our prayers as we hope he makes a full recovery.
We remain resolute in the fight against crime and securing and safeguarding our clients while ever cognizant of the fact that our staff must operate within the law in doing so.
John P. Azar
Another angle of the altercation
The victim was rushed to hospital, where he has been admitted for treatment.
The victim and the shooter is yet to be identified and according to reports, the police are still investigating.