Dave “Jungles” Archer (GP)
THE MOTHER of the security man shot and killed while at work on the MV Dream Chaser on Monday night has been left in shock.
“I’m still trying processing what happened; there aren’t any words I could use to adequately express how I feel,” Sonia Archer said at her Alamanda West Terrace, St James residence yesterday, while surrounded by family. “This is crazy; it is the most unreal yet real experience I’ve gone through.”
According to police reports, Dave “Jungles” Archer, 32, and other security personnel intervened in a fight moments before docking at the Pierhead in Bridgetown. His assailant left the boat but returned with two other males. Security was alerted and a struggle ensued, resulting in Archer being shot. The incident occurred about 10:35 p.m.
Archer was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by a police vehicle, where he later died. Archer, who lived near to hismother in West Terrace, worked at Massy Distribution as a forklift operator for more than ten years.
His mother said she never had any reservations about her son working as a security guard even though she knew what the job entailed. (SB)