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Inmate Dies Following Fight At Northwest Tennessee Prison

Inmate Dies Following Fight At Northwest Tennessee Prison

CREATED Jul 8, 2014

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.