Jamaica Crime News, Westmoreland: A Kingston-based security guard who was recently charged for the shooting death of a businessman at the Dream Weekend Party in Negril, Westmoreland on Thursday, July 2, was granted bail in the sum of $300,000 when he appeared in the Westmoreland Parish Court on Friday, September 27.
The accused, Mike Chin, was charged with the murder of 37-year-old businessman, Jean Matthieu, following a ruling made by the Director of Public Prosecution, a week ago.
Reports are that shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018, the ATI Dream Weekend Party was in full swing at the Cayenne Beach in Negril, Westmoreland.
Mathieu who hailed from Montreal in Canada, but resided in St Andrew, was attending the event when he got involved in an argument with Chin, who was the main security guard.
Reports are that Mathieu allegedly became intoxicated and wanted to carry a female companion to a VIP area without an armband.
An argument developed between both men, and Mathieu pulled his licensed firearm and pointed it in the directions of the armed security officer.
Chin believing his life was being threatened, reached for his gun and opened fire, hitting Mathieu twice to his upper body.
The wounded man was rushed to the Savanna-la-mar hospital where he died whilst being treated.
The police were summoned and upon arrival, the firearm was handed over to them by the security guard and he was taken into custody for questioning.
Chin who is represented by Attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie, is booked to reappear in Court on November 9.