UPDATE: Man caught on company premises in custody; security company changes shooting version

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UPDATE: Man caught on company premises in custody; security company changes shooting version

A man who was caught trespassing was injured early this morning after a security guard fired shots in his direction at Peter and Co. in Cul de Sac.

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.

Investigations continue.

 

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  1. Lets not politicise the issue. There are a few things which are not adding up in this story. The response time by the police is questionable, considering the nature of the incident. Why wasn't a call made to request paramedic assistance and why the conflicting stories between the two security departments. These issues must be explained by the relevant agencies. Until such time stop playing petty politics and lets have a more intelligent discourse.

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  2. the security was given permission to shoot at the thief hence the reason y the owner of the security company arrived soo soon....it was time for one to be caught they were blaming n accusing the elite staff for the missing gas cylinders finally they got to move their names in such rubbish....the thief caught has a reputation for doing such....chpz the security right n nothing will hapn to him.bravo my boy....he didnt kill him or put him in critical condition well trained.bravo

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  3. You reap what you sow in this case. Everyone seems to be missing the point. We as adults are accountable for our actions. As long as we keep looking to pass the buck, these sorts of wreckless behaviours won't stop. The important fact here is that there was no fatally as a results of some assholes action.

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  4. every one has sum to say but u cant blame the police but blame the government. Police don't make enough money at the end of the month for the amount of risk they face on a daily basis. secondly, officers are not equipped with the resources they need to perform their daily duties for example; most stations/departments have only one vehicle and at the time a report comes in its a matter of man power and a vehicle being available in other for the officers to respond. our country needs more money in other to employ more officers, buy more vehicles and equipment's/resources in other to fight crime to the max. LETS STOP BLAMING THE POLICE FOR THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS ALSO!!!!

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  5. every one has sum to say but u cant blame the police but blame the government. Police don't make enough money at the end of the month for the amount of risk they face on a daily basis. secondly, officers are not equipped with the resources the need to perform their daily duties for example; most stations/departments have only one vehicle and at the time a report comes in its a matter of man power and a vehicle being available in other for the officers to respond. our country needs more money in other to employ more officers, buy more vehicles and equipment's/resources in other to fight crime to the max. LETS STOP BLAMING THE POLICE FOR THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS ALSO!!!!

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  6. IF THE POLICE HAD RESPONDED ON TIME AND HAD SHOT THE SOB THEN THE POLICE WOULD BE BLAMED TOO. RIGHT? SO PLEASE DECIDE WHAT IT IS YOU GUYS REALLY WANT.

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  7. What a comedy show. Is this what we have come to? I get a sense of frustration and disenchantment from our police and rightly so. Nous fini en better days sa la. #enrage

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  8. The circumstances just has to be investigated as it is always sensitive when a security guard shoots someone. They operate under a different law to the police so this may have legal implications. They may be some covering up if the security did not act within the law. This is why there should be an honest investigation. The public should educate themselves on this.

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    • Likewise you should educate yourself on the Rules of Engagement! There is only one SOP which govern the use of lethal force. Whether it is police, security or civilian.

      It is important to note though that police/security may have a broader scope in its use, but it is still all subjected to review!

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  9. Why is the police to be blamed. The security guard did his job. With no help in sight to solve the crime problem in the country security guards must step up to fill the void.

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      • And that's why we should have more armed security guards and more armed citizens around the country since the government security apparatus is insufficent.

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    • why was the security guard hired then? he wanted the police to come n do his work for him? he did waty he was hired to do, the thief cuda gotten away even if the cops took 2 mins to get there.

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