Police Blotter: Police shot dead during an altercation with a prisoner
At about 1900h. Monday January 06, 2014, Detective Corporal 14998 Seburn Elias was shot and killed by a prisoner who had earlier managed to escape from police custody after disarming a Police Constable.
The prisoner Delon Abrams, 23 years, of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, had been arrested by public spirited persons and handed over to the police following an alleged break and enter and larceny committed on a home at Turkeyen. Delon Abrams had received injuries prior to being handed over to the police and was being escorted by a Police Constable, who was armed with his service .38 revolver, for medical treatment at the GPHC, when in the hospital compound he managed to overpower the policeman and took away his firearm and escaped.
Delon Abrams was pursued by police ranks who caught up with him in a yard at Fourth Street, Alberttown. During efforts to arrest the escaped prisoner by Corporal Seburn Elias, who was unarmed at the time, a scuffle ensued during which Corporal Elias was shot to his left side. He was rushed to the GPHC where he succumbed while receiving medical treatment.
The prisoner has been recaptured and the firearm recovered.