Guard Shot Dead As 6 Inmates Break Out Of Prison

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

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This is the moment a group of six inmates jump two prison guards, disarm them and shoot one official dead before breaking out of a detention centre.

The incident was filmed by CCTV cameras at around 1am on 6th January at the CAI Champagnat temporary detention centre in the town of Ipiales in the southern Colombian department of Narino, near the border with Peru.

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According to reports, one prison guard was killed during the prison break while the other was seriously injured.

The local police said that the two guards left the inmates’ cell doors open and six prisoners took advantage of the situation to disarm them.

The guards have been identified as Heimar Mauricio Benavides Champutiz and 26-year-old Edwin Landazuri Quinones, who reportedly died at the scene.

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The six escaped prisoners have been named as Colombian citizen Jeferson Mera Pinchao, charged with possession of illegal weapons, Venezuelan national Alvaro Vimele Delgado, charged with robbery and illegal weapons possession, Venezuelan convict Jhoniel Eduardo Ibarra, charged with domestic violence, Colombian national Roberto Carlos Yandun, charged with robbery, Venezuelan inmate Anibal Padron, charged with robbery, and Peruvian citizen Junior Arce Dios, charged with robbery and illegal weapons possession.

Only Arce Dios was caught several hours after the prison break while the other five inmates remain at large, according to local media.

Border cops and local police officers are currently scouring the area to find the missing inmates.

The local authorities have also offered a reward for information leading to their arrest as the manhunt continues.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.