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East Oregonian: Inmate Shot And Killed By Corrections Officer

An Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution inmate was shot and killed by a correctional officer Friday morning.

Jayson Matthew Withers, 26, was pronounced dead at 9:21 a.m. at St. Anthony Hospital, according to Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus.

According to Primus, Withers and another inmate were assaulting a third man around 8:30 a.m. Friday and would not obey orders to stop. Primus said the guard, who has not been identified, fired one shot.

Read more at the East Oregonian.


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