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Confrontation Ends in Gunshot

By pinar istek

A private security official was held by police for questioning following the shooting early morning on Friday July 22, of Leonel Alvarado Juarez, owner of Nosara restaurant Rancho Tico, on the street in front of Bar La Banana. Juarez was released the following day from Hospital La Anexión in Nicoya and Chavarria Rodriguez, the owner of the private security company, Pacific Security Nosara SA, was not further detained or charged after giving his statement to the court in Nicoya.

A police report is not yet publicly available, and both Juarez and Rodriguez gave conflicting versions of events in separate interviews with the Voice of Nosara. The incident happened sometime between 12:30 and 1 am during the bar's popular "Reggae Night".

According to some reports, the incident began at the Bar La Banana between an unarmed security guard and a member of Juarez's group of friends. The security guard, employed by Pacific Security Nosara SA, reportedly used pepper spray on Juarez's associate and on Juarez, and the incident moved to the public street.

At that point Rodriguez appeared on the scene, and the accounts differ regarding the source of the gun and what triggered the gunshot to Juarez' pelvis. Chavarría Rodríguez said the gun was held by Juarez friend and that the gun accidentally discharged during a struggle. He also said that neither his employees nor himself can be armed, because they are still waiting for the permission from the Ministry of Security in San José. Juarez version is that Chavarria intentionally shot at him.

 

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