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Police and medical professional at the scene in Kingstown on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024.
Police and medical professional at the scene in Kingstown on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024.
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A stabbing victim who discharged himself from the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on Friday was found dead about 200 yards away on Sunday morning.

The dead man has been identified as Rudolph Pollard, 61, of Redemption Sharpes.

Police who responded to a report about an unresponsive man, met Pollard’s body sitting against the Central Medical Stores Building, across from OT Car Park on Tyrell Street, Kingstown, sometime after 8 a.m.

iWitness News understands that Pollard was stabbed in the abdomen about two weeks ago but the wounding was never reported to police.

Sources said that one of Pollard’s relatives took him to the hospital on Wednesday but Pollard discharged himself from the healthcare facility on Friday, leaving his IV lines behind.

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Police were searching for the injured man but did not locate him until they responded to the report Sunday morning, sources said.

People who saw Pollard’s body said that it still had the connections for IV lines protruding from it.

Meanwhile, a source told iWitness News that Pollard went to a Kingstown business place after 5 a.m. Sunday and because of his condition, a patron told him to leave, saying, “Don’t die here.”

Shortly after, Pollard collected breakfast from a charity that feeds the homeless in Kingstown.

iWitness News understands that homicide investigators have been assigned to the case and they are also looking into the circumstances surrounding the stabbing.

2 replies on “Stabbing victim dies on sidewalk after discharging himself from hospital”

  1. What sort of person says “ don’t die here “ instead of getting the man help ? Where is the compassion? I am mind blown!!

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