Reports are that the security guard, who is attached to Elite Security Services, noticed the man cutting the company’s fence and called 999 and reported the matter.
It is further reported that the man managed to cut the fence and enter the compound. The security guard reportedly fired several shots at the man after he failed to stop after being told to do so.
Reports are that the incident took place at about 4:15 am and the police did not respond to the scene until around 5 am. A reliable source said the owner of Elite Security left Babonneau and got to the scene in Cul de Sac before the police.
An official from Elite as well as the security guard involved in the incident confirmed that the man was shot when St. Lucia News Online (SNO) contacted the company this morning.
However, the Police Press Office contacted SNO and confirmed the incident took place but dismissed reports that the alleged perpetrator was shot. When SNO contacted the security company again, company officials said the man was indeed shot and questioned why the police would want to deny this.
The company however changed their story after the police press office contacted them.
Police said the man is now in custody with injuries to a leg, but not a gunshot wound.