Ariz. inmate dead after attacking CO

The CO allegedly punched the inmate in self-defense, causing the inmate to hit his head and later die from his injury

By CorrectionsOne Staff

TUCSON, Ariz. — An Arizona inmate is dead after an incident at the Pima County Jail.

According to local news station KGUN 9, 53-year-old inmate David Maxwell died after an altercation with CO Jason Hubert on Thursday.

KGUN 9 says the inmate attacked Hubert, who punched him in self-defense. The inmate then fell and hit his head.

Authorities say they tried to save the inmate’s life, but he was pronounced dead a short time later that day.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

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