Security Guard Shot and Killed To Steal His Weapon
Friday, June 04 2010 @ 05:23 pm EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Family members and residents, who rushed to the scene, reported that the area is a secluded area often used as a route for drug trafficking and that the company should have had more than one security officer to guard at night because of the danger of the place. "This is a lonely road where the only thing that passes by are the trucks carrying sand from the beach and the closest thing is the Coopeg plant. They should have more than two people working here because it's a dangerous place," said the victim's brother-in-law, who asked that his name not be used. The removal of the corpse was carried out at 11:00 am, and in this case thus far there have been no arrests. The authorities are continuing investigations. (Mi Diario)
Editor's Comment: The bad guys need guns and they are willing to shoot and kill security guards in order to get them. The proposal to modify Article 329 of the Penal Code, which would increase the penalty for having an illegal or unregistered weapon without a permit or license from 2 - 4 years in prison to 4 - 6 years, is targeted at people like this. Sooner or later the police will eventually come across this .38 caliber handgun that was being carried by Gonzalez on the job, and the person who has it will go away for at least four years, just for having the weapon in his possession. If you do own a weapon in Panama for home or personal protection, you might want to keep that information very quiet. If the bad guys know you have a weapon, they just might target you in order to steal it from you. They will come armed because they know you might be armed, and they might shoot first. Notice this remote area is reportedly used by drug traffickers. And, Gonzalez was shot in the mouth. That's often a signal used by drug traffickers to say "he's dead because he talked." Five kids - what a shame.