Prison officer dies following E.B.D hit-and-run


Shamal Charles, a 20-year-old prison officer attached to the Georgetown Prison died Sunday night following a hit-and-run accident.

Police Headquarters reported that the accident occurred around 19:50hrs at Swan Village, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.

Police Headquarters reported that Charles, also a resident of Swan, allegedly ran across the road when a motor car collided with him.

The car was proceeding south along the eastern side of the road at a fast rate, Police said.

According to the Police, the registration number of the vehicle and details of the driver who fled the scene remains unknown.

As a result of the collision, Charles fell onto the roadway where he sustained injuries to his body including his head.

He was picked up, placed into a passing vehicle, and taken to the Diamond Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His body is at the Memorial Gardens funeral home awaiting a post-mortem examination.

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