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Armoured truck guard sought after fatal shooting had been on job 3 months, friend says

This undated photo provided by the Edmonton Police Service shows Travis Brandon Baumgartner, 21.

This undated photo provided by the Edmonton Police Service shows Travis Brandon Baumgartner, 21.  (AP)

A close friend says the armoured truck guard sought by police after a deadly heist at the University of Alberta had been on the job for only three months.

Steven Munz says Travis Baumgartner wanted to eventually become a police officer and was excited when he landed the job with G4S.

Munz says the 21-year-old completed two-weeks of training with the company in Calgary before starting night shifts in Edmonton.

Munz is surprised police consider Baumgartner a person of interest after the bloody heist.

He says Baumgartner lives with his mother and step-sister in Sherwood Park, a bedroom community just east of Edmonton.

Police say Baumgartner was on shift with the four guards who were shot - three of them fatally.

They say Baumgartner is not a suspect because investigators are not sure what role, if any, he played in the shootings.