Inmate dies after attack at Susanville prison

California Connection
The CDCR reports Douglas Leon (left) and Roger Vasquez (right) are suspected of attacking another inmate, leading to his death. (Photos by the CDCR)

SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Susanville prison inmate has died after he was attacked by two other prisoners.

Authorities say the attack took place Wednesday afternoon in a yard at High Desert State Prison.

Corrections officials say guards used chemical agents to break up the attack. The inmate was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name hasn’t been released.

Guards seized two inmate-made weapons.

Two inmates are under investigation over the attack. One is serving a life term for murder connected to a street gang.

It’s the second inmate death in two days.

Authorities say an inmate died after being attacked by two prisoners Monday at Folsom State Prison near Sacramento.

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