Mr. Golding was shot in the face by a masked gunman who, along with two other masked men attempted to rob a jerk stand in Red Bay late Wednesday night, 29 June.
The victim, who is an assistant brewer at the Cayman Islands Brewery, has lost his left eye and is recovering in hospital from the shooting.
Matthew Leslie of Cayman Islands Brewery said he was offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the men.
He said in an email circulating Friday: “As many of you know, one of our employees was senselessly shot in the head during a robbery that took place [Wednesday] night.
“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’.”
He added: “I am putting this out here – a $5,000 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 encourages someone to help,” he said.
Police have classified the shooting of Mr. Golding as a case of attempted murder.
At a news briefing on Thursday, Detective Superintendent Marlon Bodden described how three masked men confronted Mr. Golding and his friend behind the jerk stand near the Lighthouse School as the two men were putting out garbage from the stall. When they told the trio they had no money, one of the masked men told the gunman “Let him have one” and the armed man immediately shot Mr. Golding in the face.
To raise money for Mr. Golding, the Cayman Islands Brewery is holding an event on Saturday, 9 July, to which it is inviting people to donate money for the shooting victim and his family.
A public invitation to the fundraiser at the brewery on Facebook reads: “On Wednesday night June 29th, 2011, Kemar Golding, the assistant brewer at The Cayman Islands Brewery (Caybrew) was shot in the head in a senseless act during a robbery attempt. The cost…coupled with his family being assisted during this time, especially his young daughter, has touched the lives of many and outraged this community.”
Between 9am and 6pm on Saturday, the brewery is inviting the public to visit the brewery and “show your love and support for Kemar”.
The invitation continued: “We will be giving away free beer all day to everyone who comes and will have food available as well. There is no cost for this. Yes, it is free. But we ask that you make a donation, no matter what the amount, to the drop box to help assist Kemar and his family.
“Over the last four and a half years, Kemar has been a part of bringing the Cayman Islands the best beer possible. Now we ask for you to return that favour by showing the best of humanity and love and come and show your support.”
As of Sunday, no arrests had been made in the case and Mr. Golding remained in stable condition at the Cayman Islands Hospital.
Anyone with information about the shooting should call a confidential police hotline 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477(TIPS).