Security officer killed at Metrorail garage near Miami

MIAMI -- A security guard at the Earlington Heights Metrorail Garage was shot and killed Sunday night after being confronted by two men, police said. According to investigators, 60-year-old Chevor Wint was working his shift as an armed...


MIAMI -- A security guard at the Earlington Heights Metrorail Garage was shot and killed Sunday night after being confronted by two men, police said.

According to investigators, 60-year-old Chevor Wint was working his shift as an armed security guard at the garage, located at 2100 NW 41st St., when two men approached him shortly after 10 p.m. A confrontation ensued, during which Wint was shot several times.

?The weapon that was removed from the scene was his weapon, and I also understand he was shot with a .38 special, which is a weapon that is issued to all security officers on this contract," said David Ramirez, the president of the security company where Wint worked.

Investigators said they believe Wint was trying to thwart a robbery when he was shot. It is unclear whether Wint was the intended target or if he was responding to an emergency.

In a garbled message, Wint called for help on a company radio, but then supervisors were met with silence.

Wint was transported to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he later died. He left behind a wife of 35 years and five children.

"They took everything from me. I don't know how I'm going to go on without him," said Wint's wife, Diane Wint. "He's such a hard-working person. He never hurt anyone."

Investigators need the public's help in tracking down the two men who killed Wint. The assailants were described as two black men in their late teen or early 20s. One of them was wearing dark clothing. He fled on foot. The other one wore a white shirt and dark pants. He fled on a bicycle, police said.

A reward of up to $11,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

Most of the cash was put up by the private security company where Wint worked for the past four years. Co-workers described Wint as a model employee.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous.

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