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Inmate attempting to escape custody on hospital visit shot, killed

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 4:49 PM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is investigating the shooting of a prisoner who reportedly tried to escape custody while on a medical visit to the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew, today.

The Department of Correctional Services says the inmate was serving a life sentence at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre.

It says the inmate was being treated by a doctor who asked that the handcuffs be removed.

The Department of Correctional Services says following the removal of the handcuffs, the inmate tried to escape and was shot by a Correctional Officer.