Another Prison Officer Murdered

An early morning shooting has claimed the life of a Prison Officer attached to the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca. CNC3 News understands around 4 am the officer identified as 38-year-old Darren Francis was at his home located at Hillview Drive, Princes Town when he was ambushed. The armed assailant is said to have shot Francis once in the head. The police were contacted and discovered Francis lying in a pool of blood. He was taken to the District Health Facility but was pronounced dead on arrival. Francis' murder comes two weeks after senior Prison Officer Wayne Jackson was gunned down outside his home in Arima. Days after Jackson's murder a Prison Officer's home in Tacarigua was firebombed.

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