Calif. CO kills inmate assaulting another prisoner

Officers fired two blunt impact projectiles to break up fight before resorting to use of rifle


Associated Press

CORCORAN, Calif. — Officials say a prison guard killed a California inmate while breaking up a brutal attack on another prisoner.

They said Tuesday that 31-year-old Daniel Gonzales was fatally shot Monday evening at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran.

They say he and another inmate attacked a third inmate in a prison dayroom, stabbing him more than 40 times and collapsing both his lungs. He is being treated at an outside hospital.

Daniel Gonzales was fatally shot Monday evening after he assaulted another inmate. (Photo/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
Daniel Gonzales was fatally shot Monday evening after he assaulted another inmate. (Photo/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

Guards fired two blunt impact projectiles but couldn't stop the fight until a guard fired one fatal rifle shot.

Gonzales was serving a life sentence from Los Angeles County for an in-prison attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon by an inmate. He initially went to prison in 2005 for attempted second-degree robbery.

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