Security guard shoots three in attempt to calm ‘disorderly’ customer


A 45-year-old security guard employed with CMC Reliable Security Service was arrested after he reportedly shot three persons in an attempt to calm a disorderly customer at the Good Luck Supermarket at Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown.

The customer, 27-year-old Jamal Bruce, a contactor of ‘D’ Field Sophia along with a delivery man, Joshua Mentore, 22, of Patterson, Turkeyen and 28-year-old Treatnon Liverpool, a labourer of ‘B’ Field Sophia were injured.

Police Headquarters said the injured men are admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital. Their conditions are listed as stable.

According to the police report, the incident occurred on Sunday at about 13:30 hrs.

Police said the security guard was armed with an Escort Magnum shotgun at the supermarket.
After Bruce started to behave in a disorderly manner and was threatening the female staff members at the supermarket, the security guard intervened and asked Bruce to leave.

Bruce reportedly refused to leave and an argument ensued. During this time, Liverpool entered the supermarket and attempted to calm the situation.

“Bruce, however, continued to behave in a disorderly manner despite being asked to desist from doing so,” the police reported.
The security guard then opened fire and Liverpool was shot to his neck.

Police said Bruce ran out of the supermarket but the security guard followed and continued shooting at him when he was injured.

Mentore, who was standing at a nearby shop. was caught in the crossfire and was shot to his right leg and arm.

Police said four suspected 12 Gauge cartridges along with one live cartridge were recovered at the scene.
The shotgun was also lodged.

Police said CCTV footage of the incident will be reviewed.

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