Murdered on his first day on the job: Colombian security guard, 22, shot dead before shooting gun thief who attacked him
- DISTRESSING CONTENT WARNING: Miguel Naranjo, 22, shot dead while on duty
- On his first day on the job, the young security guard has a gun pointed in his face
- Mr Naranjo valiantly fights the gunman, as people around him flee for safety
- Despite an abdominal gunshot wound, Mr Naranjo begins to fight back
- The thief runs away for his fleeing driver but is shot before he can do so
A 22-year-old Colombian security guard was killed on his first day on the job when he was shot at close range while attacking an armed robber.
CCTV footage, captured on December 27 in the Colombian city of Cúcuta, shows Miguel Ángel García Naranjo sitting outside, dressed in his guard uniform, when an armed man arrives from behind.
In an attempt to intimidate the young guard, the gunman thrusts the barrel of his handgun into Mr. Naranjo’s neck.
Miguel Ángel García Naranjo, 22, from Cúcuta, Colombia, was shot dead on his first day on the job as a security guard after an armed robber shot him in the abdomen at close range
Armed robber thrusts his handgun into Mr Naranjo’s neck in an attempt to intimidate him, but the 22-year-old resists
Mr. Naranjo responds by pushing the assailant away and jumping from his seat.
Five women and a man at the scene with Mr. Naranjo flee upon seeing the armed robber.
The robber, identified by the police as Raiquet Samuel Machado, 25, of Venezuelan nationality, shoots Mr. Naranjo while he is out of sight of the video surveillance.
Despite receiving a fatal gunshot wound in the abdomen, Mr Naranjo responds in the same manner, throwing several bullets at the fleeing Venezuelan thief.
Machado Sánchez runs towards his fleeing driver, who comes to pick him up.
According to local reports, he capsized before he could get into the back of the motorcycle.
Despite sustaining a fatal wound in the abdomen, Mr Naranjo shoots the fleeing thief, killing him before he can get to his getaway vehicle.
Mr Naranjo was rushed to a local hospital, Medical Duarte, in the city of Cúcuta, where he died
The fleeing driver left without Machado Sánchez, who is believed to have died in the same spot where he fell on the road.
Meanwhile, Mr Naranjo was rushed to a local hospital, Medical Duarte, in the city of Cúcuta, but doctors were unable to save his life.
Cúcuta police are currently looking for the accomplice of the Venezuelan gunman.
In a statement, Alejandro Martínez, secretary for citizen security in the local government, said: “We reject this type of action, and the Public Order Committee, alongside the police, will continue to work to ensure the safety of the inhabitants of Cúcuta ‘.
Machado Sánchez had already been arrested in May 2019 on suspicion of the January 2019 murder of Jader Leonidas Agudelo.
However, Machado Sánchez was later released after authorities failed to file a complaint against him within the legal deadline, according to a report by FM Santander, a local Colombian radio station.
The Colombian city of Cúcuta, which borders Venezuela and is infamous for hosting drug trafficking gangs, suffered a 30% year-over-year increase in homicides in 2020.