JDF Solider Shot Correctional Officer Dead in Bog Walk Last Night

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – The police are reporting that they have begun a probe into the fatal shooting of a correctional officer on main street Bog Walk, St Catherine last night.

The deceased has been identified as 22-year-old Roman Bent of Ackels district, Kitson Town, in the parish, and is said to have worked at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Facility.

Reports from the police are that about 10:00 pm, there was an altercation between Bent and two members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) during which he was shot. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.The police say that the matter has been reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).