Correctional officer stabbed multiple times, inmate had fractured skull, broken eye orbital at Tehachapi prison during fight

KEROPublished: August 9, 2017
Published: August 9, 2017

California Correctional Institution (CCI) officials are investigating an attempted homicide of a correctional officer. At 7 a.m. Aug. 8, inmate Agustin Garcia, 41, threw a cup of hot water on the face of an officer then began to repeatedly stab the officer with an inmate-manufactured weapon. Responding staff utilized less-lethal 40mm rounds and batons to quell the attack. Two other inmates also assisted responding staff in stopping the attack.

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