Six CMC officers injured in inmate attack
June 27, 2013
An attack by an inmate at the California Men’s Colony on Thursday resulted in six correctional officers being transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.
At approximately 8:45 a.m., inmate Christopher McCoy, 34, was discovered trying to commit suicide. When prison staff intervened, McCoy attacked them with a plastic cup and his fists.
At least one of the officers sustained serious injuries. All of the officers have been released from the hospital.
Emergency medical personnel transported the inmate to a separate community hospital for evaluation and treatment of injuries incurred during the attack.
When he was 21-years-old, McCoy was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder.