Police shoots man outside Georgetown Prison

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 August 2016, 9:56 by Denis Chabrol

Police say they are investigating the fatal shooting of an unidentified male, by one of its ranks, which occurred about 23:50h. last night outside of the Georgetown Prison on Camp and Durban Streets.

Enquiries disclosed that earlier in the night the deceased went to the back of the Prison on John and Durban Streets, behaved disorderly and threw down some steel barriers, in the presence of the ranks guarding the perimeter of the prison. He was taken into custody by ranks of a police patrol but subsequently returned and continued the said behavior and action, south in front of the Prison.

A police constable armed with a service weapon and under the supervision of a subordinate officer, approached the unarmed deceased, who allegedly then attacked the rank; in the process the Constable discharged a round, hitting him in the lower abdomen. He was immediately rushed to the GPHC and died whilst receiving treatment.

Investigations are in progress, including one by the Office of Professional Responsibility.