Inmate Dies Following Fight At Northwest Tennessee Prison
TIPTONVILLE, Tenn. – An inmate at a northwest Tennessee prison has died following a fight with another inmate.
The Tennessee Department of Correction said the 58-year-old man had been involved in an altercation with another inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville. He died at a local hospital around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The inmate’s name was not immediately released, pending notification of family. A cause of death was also not immediately known.
Officials said they were investigating the death as a homicide. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was asked to assist in the investigation.