The police have confirmed that a man was shot dead by a security guard during a dispute at an event in Negril early this morning.

The police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said the deceased has since been identified as 37-year-old Jean Matthiew, a businessman of Milsborough Crescent in Kingston and Montreal, Canada.

Reports are that about 3:15 am Mathiew got into an altercation with a security guard during which he was shot.

CCU said the police were subsequently summoned and he was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Two 9mm calibre pistols were reportedly seized following the incident and the police are at this time conducting their investigations into the matter.