Haiti: A gang-leader who managed to escape a prison has been shot dead and the 400 prisoners that managed to escape during a massive riot are still at large.
Arnel Joseph, the notorious gang leader, escaped from jail in the midst of a riot that lasted 24 hours.
The incident happened in the outskirts of the Capital Port-Au-Prince.
The notorious gang leader reportedly broke out of prison along with others on February 25.
The violent prison break left 25 people dead, this includes the prison director.
Secretary of Communication Frantz Exantus talked about the incident, saying:
Twenty-five people died including six prisoners and Divisional Inspector Paul Hector Joseph who was in charge of the prison. Among those killed were some ordinary citizens who were killed by the prisoners during their escape.
It was reported that 400 prisoners are still at large.
So far, 1125 of the 1,542 prisoners are in jail.
Joseph was gunned down 75 miles north of the prison.
Exantus went on:
Arnel Joseph was killed while attacking a police patrol which had stopped the motorcycle he was on. The police responded and Arnel Joseph is dead.
Joseph Jouthe, the prime minister of Haithe, said that the uthorities have taken back control of the prison.
Joseph was initially arrested and sentenced 6 years in prison in 2011.
In 2011, he was convicted for the murder of several policemen.
The police offered a $27,000 reward for information leading to his arrest in 2019 he was accused of terrorism.