Meanwhile, Vanderpool was struggling to come to grips with the fact that he helplessly watched his friend and employer take his last breath.
“He died the same time he get shoot. He just fell down. I was right there and I hear the pop, and he just [gasped] and then he fall down dead,” he said.
The 43-year-old said that Lyken often shared his concerns about safety and security, especially after bread vendor Hayden Mayers was shot and killed at Mansion Road, Bank Hall, St Michael, last November.
“He was saying boy Andrew I got to get some kind of weapon or something. But he was saying it is best he do it the right way when he get at a certain stage or something in business he would put in an application. The business was prospering, business was picking up,” Vanderpool said.