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Man suspected of shooting officer escapes from hospital

Man suspected of shooting officer escapes from hospital

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A man, suspected of shooting a police officer, is on the run, after escaping police custody, while a patient at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.{{more}}

On April 4, Simeon Matthews, also known as “Plucky” or “Scrambler”, escaped from the hospital, where he was being treated for gunshot wounds he sustained on April 1.

In that incident, Matthews is alleged to have shot police constable Philbert Chambers, using the officer’s weapon.

Matthews is considered armed and dangerous, and an appeal is going out to anyone with information as to his whereabouts, to contact the officer in charge of the CID/CRO/MCU at telephone numbers 4561810, 4571211 ext. 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228 or the nearest police station.

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