Tower Street inmate shot dead 'while trying to escape from hospital'
Created : 16 November 2017
An inmate of the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre was shot and killed when he tried to escape custody while on a medical visit to the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew, according to the Department of Correctional Services (DCS).
In a news release, the DCS said it received a report that the inmate, who was serving a life sentence, was being treated by a doctor who asked that the handcuffs be removed.
"Following the removal of the handcuffs, the inmate tried to escape and was shot by a correctional officer," the DCS said.
The police and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) are investigating the matter.
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