Security Guard, Urias Dwight Compton, 42, was killed during his first day on the job Tuesday.
The Chief Security Officer at Top Security Services, Timothy John, disclosed that the deceased was working with another company before.
“I don’t think the payment was all he was expecting so he decided to come across with me. I know I needed people like him,” John said.
The Top Security Services boss said because of Compton’s potential, he wanted him to be one of the Team Leaders in the company.
According to the police, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, received a report of a shooting in the vicinity of the Caribbean Cinemas complex, at Choc, Castries, about 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
Compton and another Security Guard are reported to have taken cash from Domino’s Pizza and were about to enter a vehicle to go and deposit the money at a local bank, when they were confronted by two masked gunmen.
According to the police statement, Compton sustained gunshot injuries.
An armed civilian who was in close proximity responded and an exchange of gunfire ensued between the assailants and the citizen, during which time one of the suspects is believed to have sustained gunshot wounds, the police statement said.
Both suspects subsequently fled the scene of the incident while Compton was taken to Victoria Hospital via ambulance and succumbed to his injuries at around 10.20 pm.
Law enforcement sources have said that a male individual who showed up at Victoria Hospital Tuesday night for treatment for gunshot wounds, is currently under armed guard.
It was reported that a bags of cash which contained less than $2000 was recovered.
Timothy John said the death of his employee has been a ‘very hard moment’ for him.
Saint Lucia has so far recorded thirty-five homicides for the year.