PHILIPSBURG:— One of the victims that was shot during the shootout at Westin Resort on Sunday identified as Levi Webster recently came out of prison. According to information SMN News received through the Prosecutor’s Office Webster was convicted in 2009 for an armed robbery that also claimed the life of a man. In 2009 Webster was convicted to 7 years and nine months.
SMN News understands not long after Webster got out of prison he began working at Checkmate in a senior position as supervisor/patrol just over a month ago.
When the shootout took place on Sunday the two Checkmate security guards were not on duty and the company also does not have a contract with Westin Resort. Police also confiscated a large sum of monies that was in one of the vehicles that transported the shooters to Westin Resort. According to the information SMN News received states that two vehicles a white jeep and a small blue car transported the shooters to Westin Resort. Webster is said to be in critical condition at the ICU section of the St. Maarten Medical Center as one of the bullets is lodged somewhere in the head area and he was sent by airvac to Dominican Republic for further treatment.
One of the same vehicles transported the injured men to the St. Maarten Medical Center for treatment.
Karim Lake is also a young man that is known by law enforcement officers but he was never convicted for any crime based on information provided to SMN News. A third victim who was with the two victims that were shot jumped off the second floor of the parking area and broke his leg.
So far police are very tightlipped about the ongoing investigation.