King Alarm guards saluted
There is a greater need for the involvement of private security firms in the country's crime-fighting effort.
That view is shared by some KingAlarm personnel who spoke with THE STAR following yesterday's apprehension of two gunmen who attempted an early morning attack along Lady Musgrave Road.
"Private security members should be given additional legal powers so that they can do more," one KingAlarm personnel said.
"Given where crime is today, it would be better if private security firms have greater powers to help in the fight," another member of the security company said.
Businessman Uriel 'Rooksie' James, who the police had labelled as a gang leader in Rose Town, Kingston, was attacked by gunmen along Lady Musgrave Road, in the vicinity of the Spartan Gym.
A team from KingAlarm, which was nearby, responded to the incident. The gunmen were restrained by the security officers before they were handed over to the police.
James was taken to the hospital following the shooting.
A Ruger 9mm pistol, a Glock 9mm pistol, along with twenty-two 9 mm rounds were also seized in the incident.
KingAlarm has expressed great commendation on professional and tactical manner in which the gunmen were stopped without a bullet being fired by the security officers.