PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. - An Indiana prison inmate was killed and the prison was put on lockdown Friday morning after an altercation between two men.
Putnamville Correctional Facility spokeswoman Elesha Hidalgo said the prison was put on lockdown sometime overnight after the Thursday-night assault and stabbing of inmate Darwin Elmore (DOC No. 951666). He was 34 years old.
Hidalgo said at roughly 6:45 p.m. Thursday, a radio call came in within the prison for help due to an offender-on-offender stabbing in a general population dorm.
Emergency crews responded, but Elmore was pronounced dead just after 11:30 p.m.
Indiana State Police have identified a suspect in the investigation, but will wait to identify him pending formal charges.
Hidalgo did say the suspect has been isolated for his safety and the safety of the other inmates.
An autopsy will be performed sometime Friday on Elmore's body.
Officials said Emore was serving two consecutive prison sentences for dealing cocaine out of Marion County and had been in detention since 2007 in a couple different locations in Indiana. His earliest projected release date was set for June 8, 2016.
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