The crime scene in Malabar on Tuesday night. Photo: Curtis Chase
By: Tito Chapman
Superintendent of Prisons in Trinidad gunned down last night: According to multiple media reports, the Police last night described the murder of the senior prison officer as a hit.
Dead is Acting Superintendent of Prisons Wayne Jackson, 50. Jackson who was assigned to the Maximum Security Prison, was shot repeatedly as he arrived at his home in Malabar, shortly after 6.30 pm, police said.
According to Guardian T&T, Jackson served for over 30 years in the T&T Prisons Service and there was an outpouring of grief and demand for justice on social media as news spread of his killing.
Investigators said Jackson had just pulled up in his driveway when two gunmen ambushed him and shot him dead. He lived a stone’s throw away from the Larry Gomes Stadium.
Up to press time, details were still sketchy. Guardian Media reported that the police had recovered over 30 spent shells at the scene.