LESTON ELVIS, the 31-year-old murder accused who escaped from custody on four occasions and was re-arrested remained at the Port of Spain General Hospital under police guard last night nursing a gunshot wound.
Elvis was re-arrested during a major manhunt by members of the Police Service and the Regiment in Beetham Gardens on Wednesday morning.
He had been on the run from law enforcement since October 8, when he escaped from the Siparia Police Station while being escorted by two police officers.
On previous occasions, Elvis had escaped from the Port of Spain General Hospital, the St Ann's Psychiatric Hospital and the Port of Spain prison on Frederick Street.
He is charged with the murder of Lennox Bellerand Jr at the Success/Laventille Health Centre on November 12, 2009.
Additionally, Elvis is facing charges of possession of arms and ammunition and escaping lawful custody.
Around 5 a.m., on Wednesday, the team of officers, led by ASP Ajith Persad and Insp Sahadeo Singh, surrounded an abandoned house at Upper Wharton Street, Laventille, where Elvis had been hiding out.
Upon doing so, the officers said they were shot at by Elvis, who along with two other men escaped through some bushes.
However, with the assistance of one of the national security helicopters, officers said they were able to pinpoint Elvis's exact location at 18th Street, Beetham Gardens, before moving in and making the arrest.
When found, he was said to have a gunshot wound to his abdomen.