Correctional officer kills Sacramento prison inmate during stabbing attack

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FOLSOM, Calif. (KTXL) — A Sacramento inmate who was attacking a fellow inmate Wednesday was shot and killed by a correctional officer.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reports two inmates began stabbing another inmate around 7:35 p.m. in a California State Prison, Sacramento housing unit.

A CDCR officer shot at one of the attackers, hitting him once. Just after 8 p.m., the inmate died from the gunshot wound.

He has been identified as 27-year-old Johnathan Pereida, who was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for two counts of attempted first-degree murder, with enhancements for use of a firearm and commission of a street gang act.

“It is against CDCR use of force policy to discharge warning shots inside a housing unit due to potential danger to staff and other inmates,” the CDCR said in its press release.

The inmate who was stabbed was hospitalized with unknown injuries.

The CDCR’s Deadly Force Investigations Team is looking into the attack and shooting.


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