Jamaica Crime News, St James: Our News Team has learnt that the security guard who was shot and killed by gunmen, while on duty at the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, in Montego Bay, St James on Sunday morning of June 10th was also an ex-Jamaica Defense Force soldier.
The deceased Anthony Phillips, 35-year-old, security guard who resides at Darliston in Westmoreland and employed to Kings Alarm Security Company was a private in the Charley Company of the Jamaica Defence Force for several years. During his tenure as a soldier he was known as “Cefo” and following his death, a host of condolences has been sent across by officers from within the JDF.
It was reported that shortly after 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, Phillips was on guard duty at the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College compound in Granville where he was based.
While on duty, he was attacked and shot to death by unknown assailants. The police were summoned and upon arrival, the security guard was discovered lying on the outside of the compound with multiple gunshot wounds.
The scene was processed and the victim transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
By Henry Bucknor