An inmate from Los Angeles County was killed Thursday in a prison fight and two other inmates were being held in connection with his death.
Staff at California State Prison, Sacramento, saw two inmates attack another inmate at about 10:10 a.m. and immediately ordered all inmates to get down. The two inmates that launched the attack ignored the command and officers used foam baton rounds to stop the fight, according to a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Officers called for an ambulance and performed life-saving measures on the injured inmate, identified as Luis Giovanny Aguilar, and he was taken to the prison’s medical facility, where he was pronounced dead at 10:40 a.m., the statement said.
A weapon was recovered at the scene and two inmates, Anthony Rodriguez of Los Angeles County and Cody Taylor of Ventura County, were taken into custody, the CDCR said.
No staff members were injured in the altercation and the cause of death was not immediately disclosed.
Aguilar was serving a four-year sentence for vehicle theft, and evading a peace officer while driving recklessly as a repeat offender.
Rodriguez is serving a four-year sentence for vehicle theft and gun violations. In 2017, Rodriguez was sentenced to another three years in prison for the possession and manufacture of a deadly weapon by a prisoner and an attack on another inmate, the CDCR said.
Taylor is serving a 15-year sentence for the attempted second-degree murder of another inmate in Kern County in 2014, in addition to other robbery and drug convictions.
The prison, located east of Sacramento, houses 2,100 inmates and employs about 1,700 people.
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