Escaped prisoner gets shot and taken to hospital

A manhunt for an escaped prisoner ended with him getting shot. John Bermudez, was in court on a robbery charge at the Punta Gorda Magistrate Court, yesterday morning, when he fled from the defendant bench and dashed out of the courtroom. Authorities were later able to track him down, and a showdown between him and Police led to him being shot once. Bermudez was placed under arrest and taken to the PG Hospital, where he was admitted for treatment.

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