BREAKING: Prison officer shot dead on Frederick Street

A prison officer has been shot dead on upper Frederick Street in Port-of-Spain.

He has been identified as David Boodram on Lopinot.

The prison officer was driving his Honda SUV at the time he was killed just after 5pm.

Confirmation of his death came from Prisons Commissioner Gerald Wilson.

This comes days after threats were made on the lives of some prison officers and follows a raid of the Port-of-Spain prison three days ago.

The officer was shot outside St Mary's College during mid-afternoon traffic.

Eye-witnesses observed the assailant escaping on foot.

This is a developing story and we will bring you more when we have it.

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