Correctional Officer Held after Shooting Wife in Domestic Dispute

A man is now in police custody after allegedly stabbing and shooting his wife on Saturday in Old Harbour St. Catherine.

He is Balfor Barnett a Correctional Officer attached to the Horizon Adult Remand Centre.

Police reports are that at approximately 4 p.m., Balfor and his 35-year-old wife Lisa Barnett were in their bedroom when a dispute developed.

The police say an explosion was heard.

Shortly after, Mrs Barnett was seen running outside with what appeared to be a wound to the abdomen.

She collapsed and was taken to the Spanish Town Hospital.

Her husband fled the scene but was later taken into custody by the police.

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