Cayman Islands Brewery is offering a $5,000 reward for
information leading to the capture of robbers who shot one of their employees
in the face during an attempted robbery of a Red Bay jerk stall Wednesday
Kemar Golding lost the sight in his left eye when a masked
gunman shot him in the head. The bullet narrowly missed his brain.
Matthew Leslie of Cayman Islands Brewery, where Mr. Golding
works as an associate brewer, is offering the reward for information that leads
to the police catching the men responsible for the shooting.
Three masked men – one armed with a handgun – approached Mr.
Golding and a friend whom he was helping put rubbish in a bin behind the jerk
stall on Shamrock Road, near Lighthouse School, around 11.30pm on Wednesday, 29
When the robbers were told the men had no money, one of the
masked men said “Let him have one” and the gunman immediately shot Mr. Golding
in the face.
“Kemar has worked with the company for the past five years
as an assistant brewer and was an innocent bystander getting food when one of
the robbers told the other one “put one in that one”.
“This is what we have to now deal with. This has upset me so
much,” said Mr. Leslie in an email.
“I am putting this out here – a $5000 reward is being
offered to anyone who can come forward and assist the police in catching these
guys. This is nothing compared to the value of Kemar’s life but I hope this
encourage someone to help,” Mr. Leslie, who is also CEO of the Titan Group
security company, said.
Mr. Golding remained in serious but stable condition at the
Cayman Islands Hospital Friday.
Police, who have described the shooting as unprovoked, are
appealing to the public to come forward with any information by calling a
confidential police hotline on 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477(TIPS).