USP Lee officer forced to fire at inmate during 4 man brawl

A USP Lee inmate was transported to a local hospital after an altercation on Monday morning during which an officer fired his weapon.

The U.S. Department of Justice said the fight happened just after 8 a.m. in the prison's rec yard, involving four inmates including one that was carrying a homemade weapon.

One inmate was shot in the upper right arm by the officer and was taken to the hospital for medical treatment. The facility was placed on lockdown until further notice.

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