Inmate shot during prison riot
Correctional officers fired 15 40mm non-lethal rubber rounds and two warning shots from a mini-14 firearm in an attempt to stop the fighting.
Officers on the yard also used five 109 pocket grenades filled with CN, a type of tear gas, but the inmates continued to fight despite the officers’ efforts.
Barretto repeatedly kicked another inmate who was down on the ground in the head, and an officer fired the mini-14 round, striking him in the arm — stopping both the assault and the riot.
Barretto was received from San Diego County on July 6, 2000 and is serving a 24-year sentence for robbery and manslaughter.
He was transported to an outside hospital for treatment.
The shooting is under investigation by the California Department of Corrections and the Rehabilitation Deadly Force Investigation Team.
The correctional officer involved in the shooting has been reassigned to administrative duties pending the shooting review, per departmental policy.
HDSP opened in 1995 and houses approximately 5,163 minimum-, medium- and maximum-custody inmates.
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