Patron shot dead by security guard at Dream Weekend

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crime-scene-gun.jpgThe Dream Live party, which is a part of the five-day Dream Weekend music festival at Cayenne Beach in Negril, Westmoreland was on Friday morning the scene of a deadly shooting.

Jean Mathieu, a 37 year-old businessman of Millsborough Crescent in St. Andrew, was shot during a reported altercation with a security guard.

It's reported that about 3:15, Mr. Mathieu was at the entertainment event when he tried to take a female companion into the VIP area with out the required armband. He was denied entry by the guard.

Mr. Mathieu reportedly hit the guard several times before pointing his licenced firearm at him. The guard then pulled his licensed gun and fired a round hitting Mr. Mathieu in the chest.

He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

In the meantime, Assistant Superintendent Dahlia Garrick, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Corporate Communications Unit, said detailed searches should be conducted to prevent persons from entering entertainment events with firearms.

ASP Garrick reminded patrons at the annual Dream Weekend events to hand over their licensed firearms at Negril police station for safe keeping.

The organisers of Dream Weekend say that there is a strict no weapons policy for the event.