Update: Security Guard Shot and Killed in Montego Bay

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Jamaica Crime News, Montego Bay: The St. James police say they have managed to recover an undetermined sum of cash and a licensed firearm belonging to the security guard, who was shot and killed by armed men, at the intersection of Light body Avenue and Barnett Street in Montego Bay, St James, on Monday morning, January 21.

The deceased has been identified as Lloyd Johnson,  63-year-old security guard who hailed from Trelawny, but was employed as a private security guard to the Grand Central Cambio located at lower Barnett Street, also in Montego Bay.

Reports are that about 9:30 a.m., Johnson was transporting an undetermined sum of cash in his white station wagon Nissan AD wagon motorcar, from the directions of upper Barnett Street towards the Grand Central Cambio located in the vicinity of Courts Jamaica Limited.

On reaching the vicinity of the Salvation Army building, along Barnett Street, a group of armed who was lying in wait, opened fire on his vehicle.

Johnson sped off in the directions of downtown Montego Bay, but because of the heavy morning traffic, the gunmen caught up with him in the vicinity of the Thrifty Service Station and shot him multiple times.

Johnson lost control of the vehicle which collided with a Noah bus and the wounded man died on the spot.

The police were summoned and upon their arrival, the scene was processed. The lawmen reportedly recovered from the bag containing the cash from the car and Johnson’s licensed firearm.

Robbery is believed to have been the motive for the attack.

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