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UPDATE: Jamaican security guard gunned down in Balata

By SNO Staff

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The security guard was on duty when he was fatally shot.

Police officials have confirmed that a Guardsman security guard who was fatally shot during an armed robbery at a gas station in Balata, Castries on Friday, Oct. 18, was a Jamaican national.

Police said the deceased, Paul Bruce, resided in La Clery, Castries but he was originally from Jamaica.

” R.I.P to this gentleman who migrated to St. Lucia for a better life and lost his,” a blogger commented on Facebook.

Bruce was on duty at the gas station when he was shot in the back of the head when armed individuals stormed the establishment around 4 p.m.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

According to reports, the culprits killed the Jamaican guard before robbing the gas station of an undisclosed amount of cash.

About three individuals carried out the attack and at least two were carrying firearms, reports indicated.

The security guard’s firearm was stolen, police said.

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5 comments

  1. ISaturday Workers were Clearing the Back of the Gas Station where the Robbers Made their entry and Escape Only now if the gas Station had proper Fensing the Security guard would be alive .These Business places want to Save Millions of Dollars in Profit but the Refuse to Secure their premises and pay the Right Price for Security.

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  2. HIDING BEHIND PEOPLE PROPERTY AND CALLING IT A COMMUNITY OR A GHETTO, TERRORISING CASTRIES, DESTRUCTION TO PROPERTY VALUE, DISRESPECT TO THE OLD CASTRIES HEALTH CENTER , DRUNKNESS VULGARISUM , GUN SHOTS , VIOLENCE, UNDER AGE DRINKING , UNDER AGE SEX , SO SOMEONE PLEASE CALL 911, THE RETARDEDS WHO ARE INCHARGE OF ST.LUCIA NEEDS HELP .AND DON'T FORGET EVERYTHING IS $5:00 AT THE CASTRIES MARKET

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  3. Remember now Christmas coming. If you have a business, protect yourself and your business because you already know thieft, brakinga and robberies are on the rise; and please, one of you make sweet example out of one of these Salops this Christmas.

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  4. So sad,another waste of life. My question to the murderer why? Tell me are you happy, are you satisfied,did you achieved your goal? Always remember what goes around comes around for karma is a mother 4ker.

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  5. This gas station over the years has been a target for robbery. Why isn't the place properly secured n fenced. The owners are cheap but the lives of individuals are precious. Our lives matter. Restructure that gas station. RIP peace young man. Hope they find the murderers. Satan's associates.

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