FOLSOM (CBS13) – An inmate at California State Prison, Sacramento has died after being shot by a correctional officer.
The incident happened Thursday morning. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials say an unnamed inmate started attacking inmate Eric Rodriguez in the prison’s main yard.READ MORE: One Child Rescued, 3 Adults Missing In Sacramento River Near Rio Vista
Guards say Rodriguez was stabbed several times with an inmate-manufactured weapon.READ MORE: What's Open And What's Closed This Fourth Of July
Somehow, Rodriguez was able to wrestle the weapon away and started stabbing the other inmate. A correctional officer then fired a lethal round at Rodriguez, hitting him.
Rodriguez was soon pronounced dead. The inmate who attacked him has been taken to a hospital outside the prison to be treated for multiple stab wounds.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Rescue Kitten Trapped In Tennessee Walmart Pepsi Machine
Officials say Rodriguez had been at CSP-Sacramento since April to serve a four-year assault with force sentence.