Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Correctional officer shot dead as violence flares up in August Town

A correctional officer was shot dead by gunmen during an early morning attack in August Town, St Andrew on Monday.

The dead man has been identified as David Stewart, a 35-year-old resident of August Town, and employee at the Department of Correctional Services (DCS).

Reports are that at about 8:30 a.m., residents reported hearing heavy gunfire in a section of the community, and alerted the police

When members of the security forces arrived on the location, the body of Stewart was found with gunshot wounds.

The killing is the latest in a series of fatal gang-related attacks that have been carried out by criminal in the area.

Reports are that Stewart operated a bar in the community, and following a fatal attack on another bar in a different section of the overall August Town community recently, it is believed that a reprisal attack was made on his establishment.

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