Suspect in brazen murder of security guard in Portmore held

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hands-behind-bars.jpgThe police say they have in custody a prime suspect in relation to the dramatic shooting death of a security guard at a business outlet in Portmore, St Catherine on December 6.

Last week the police said they were a step closer to apprehending the criminals who carried out the brazen daylight attack in the Sunshine city.

Detectives said they had collected video footage which captured the images of the men while they were carrying out the attack on the KingAlarm security officer.

"Based on footage that was captured, authorities will be using this evidence in their manhunt for the perpetrators," a police source said.

A four-minute video captured on CCTV showed two men entering the facility where the guard was working.

The men were seen waiting until all the customers had left the business outlet, after which they accosted the security guard.

The video showed that one of the eventual attackers had even borrowed a pen from the security guard to sign a document, seemingly in an attempt to hide his true intention.

The footage showed that as the men were about to carry out the attack, two customers were entering the facility. In response, one of the attackers pushed the customers outside the door and attempted to close the door.

The guard saw what was happening and moved towards the door.

One of the attackers, who was later seen holding on to the guard with one hand, with a gun in his (the attacker's) other hand, then pulled the guard outside the establishment and shot him.

The men then ran from the scene.

The shooting sent large numbers of onlookers scampering for safety.

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