Attempted homicide of High Desert State Prison inmate under investigation
Friday, June 6 — The Investigative Services Unit at High Desert State Prison is investigating an attempted homicide of an inmate just before 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5.
The incident started when two inmates attacked a third with an inmate-manufactured weapon. They stabbed him, and he fell to the ground unable to defend himself, according to a press release.
The two inmates were ordered to stop the attack. When they did not stop, custody staff members quickly intervened. One round from the Mini 14 rifle was discharged and an inmate was injured in the abdomen. The two injured inmates were flown to an outside hospital.