Patient killed at Atascadero State Hospital
May 29, 2014
An Atascadero State Hospital patient died Wednesday after another patient allegedly attacked the victim. [KSBY]
California Department of State Hospital officials are investigating a homicide that occurred Wednesday afternoon at ASH. The attack allegedly took place around 2:15 p.m. inside a patient dorm room.
Hospital officials then transported the injured patient to the ASH urgent care center. A doctor pronounced him dead, though, just after 3 p.m.
An ASH employee also suffered an injury and went to a local hospital for treatment.
State officials say there are two suspects in the homicide, both of whom are currently in isolation at ASH under the supervision of hospital police officers.