The Security Guard who last Friday shot and killed a patron at a popular entertainment event in Negril has reported to the Police that he’s been receiving death threats.
Attorney, Peter Champagnie, has also been hired by the Security Guard, as the Police investigation into the shooting death intensifies.
Mr. Champagnie says his client maintains that he acted in self-defense when he discharged his license firearm at the Cayenne Beach in Negril.
Champagnie says publications on social media have revealed his client’s identity, his family members and his address.
The Attorney says the revelations have presented serious security concerns for his client.
He says death threats have been made by associates of the deceased.
Mr. Champagnie says the threats have been formally reported to the Police.
The Attorney also says he’ll be writing to the police high command about the issue.
The Attorney is urging that the Police be allowed to do their investigations without any additional complications.
37-year-old Jean Mathieu died during the incident in question.
Mr. Mathieu – a businessman – lived on Millsborough Crescent in St Andrew.
According to the Police, Mr. Mathieu was a patron at the event when he became engaged in an altercation with the security guard over access to the VIP area.
Reports are Mr. Mathieu attempted to draw his licensed firearm and was shot in the chest by the security guard.
Mathieu was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.