An inmate from Los Angeles County was fatally shot Wednesday by correctional officers who were trying to stop him and two others from allegedly stabbing another inmate at California State Prison-Sacramento.
Shortly before 9 a.m., Martin Pacheco, 34, and Gustavo Reyes, 42, who were both admitted to the prison from Los Angeles County, along with Angel Torres, 23, who was admitted from San Bernardino County, allegedly attacked Paul Solis, 37, of Los Angeles County, with unidentified weapons that they made, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Correctional officers used chemical agents and fired three rounds in an attempt to stop the attack, the CDCR said.
Pacheco was shot in the back and died at 9:32 a.m., according to the CDCR.
He was admitted on April 21, 2014 to serve a life sentence with the possibility of parole for attempted first-degree murder, along with a 25-year enhancement for intentional discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury/death and discharge of a firearm.
Solis suffered six stab wounds and was taken to an outside hospital. His condition was not released.
He was also serving a life sentence with the possibility for parole for attempted first-degree murder, along with a 25-year enhancement for other crimes. He arrived at the prison on May 12, 2003.
The CDCR’s Deadly Force Investigation Team was sent to the prison to investigate the incident, and a deadly force review board will investigate it as well. The Office of the Inspector General also responded to the prison.
The two surviving alleged attackers, Torres and Reyes, were rehoused in the “Administrative Segregation Unit” pending the investigation, according to the CDCR.
Reyes was admitted on April 16, 2004 to serve a life sentence with the possibility of parole for a second-degree murder with a 25-year concurrent enhancement and 25-year consecutive enhancement.
Torres was admitted on Sept. 20, 2008 to serve a life sentence with the possibility of parole for first-degree murder. While in prison, he was sentenced to serve a three-year term on Feb. 20 for possession/manufacture of a deadly weapon by a prisoner.
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