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Monday, August 26 2019 @ 01:27 am EDT

Security Guard Shot and Killed To Steal His Weapon

Crime & Punishment Arquímedes González García, known as "The Angel", 58 years old and a retired lieutenant who worked as a security guard for the company Vigilancia Especial, was found dead yesterday morning on the grounds of a sand company called Alia Agregados, in Felipillo, where he was working as the night watchman. His lifeless body was found with his black rubber boots, dark coat and company uniform, laying face down in a pool of blood, about 15 meters from the company's main gate with a single gunshot in the mouth. The body was discovered at about 6:00 am this Thursday morning by his replacement who arrived to relive him, and it is presumed he was killed at around midnight or during the early morning hours on Thursday. His killers cut through the chain link fence to enter the grounds and stripped him of his wallet, cell phone, and 38-caliber revolver, and they also ransacked the corporate office and took everything of value they could find. Boot prints were found in the area. Gonzalez, who had been working as a security guard for more than six years, lived on Calle Tercera, Paso Blanco de Pacora, where he leaves five children without a father.

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.

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Security Guard Shot and Killed To Steal His Weapon
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, June 06 2010 @ 12:51 pm EDT

Some of those same bad guys, when they feel they need a motorcycle with matching "chaleco" jacket and helmet will kill for these too.