With a gunshot wound to his back, man wrongfully released from prison in 2019 recaptured


Wanted man, 37-year Alvin Reid called ‘Satan’, who has been on the run since 2019 when he was wrongfully released from prison has been recaptured on Wednesday but he bears a gunshot wound.

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) said Reid, who was accused of rape among other crimes, was arrested by police on at about 20:00 hrs after ranks received information that he was in the Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara area.

It was reported that ranks from the Clonbrook Police Outpost accompanied by members of the Community Policing Group went to an area in Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara where Reid was arrested.

During the arrest, the police observed that the man had wounds on his left side abdomen, and a suspected gunshot wound on his back. He was escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he was treated.

He remains under police guard at the hospital.

In addition, two Police Constables received injuries while trying to arrest the man. The cops were taken to the Mahaicony Hospital where they received treatment.

Reid was serving time in prison on a murder charge when he was ‘accidentally released’ and has since been wanted for discharging a loaded firearm, larceny of cattle and other offenses.

In 2018, a murder charge against Reid was discharged by Magistrate Peter Hugh. The man who was at the time of Nimrod Street, Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara, was accused of murdering 14-year-old Malika Hamilton, whose lifeless body was fished out from the Hope Canal, East Coast Demerara on August 8, 2016.

According to reports, the Ann’s Grove teen left her home to go and swim with the accused and a young boy; it was reported she drowned.

When news of the teen’s death broke, Reid had reportedly disappeared from the village, raising suspicions of his involvement. He was charged and remanded on August 23, 2016, after he was found by police hiding in a barrel at a relative’s house near the cemetery at Ann’s Grove.

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