Trinidad Express / A police search is underway for ex-convict who shot a prison officer at a bar in Gasparillo on Saturday night, The officer, Richard Sandy died later at the San Fernando General Hospital.

Sandy, 48 of Pleasantville was attached to the Maximum Security Prison.

He was at a bar at Caratal Road, Gasparillo around 9.05 p.m when he was approached by a man who was recently released from prison, police said. The shooter, who was identified by witnesses, pointed the gun at Sandy, uttered words and fired.

Sandy slumped over the bar counter. His colleague ran out of the bar and drove to the Marabella police station where he reported the incident.

Sandy died at around 4.20 a.m. after he was taken to hospital.

NOTE: See full story in the Monday edition of the Trinidad Express.



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