Shot Fired At Columbia Hospital


By Rob Dew

Columbia, SC (WOLO)--Hospital officials say a guard fired a shot to subdue an inmate being treated at Palmetto Health Richland.
Tammie Epps, a spokesperson for the hospita,l says Wednesday night a Department of Corrections inmate who was a patient at the hospital removed the weapon of one of the guards assigned to him.
According to Epps, a second guard fired a shot to subdue the patient.
No injuries were reported following the incident.
Epps says the inmate has been returned to the Kirkland Correctional Institute and the incident is being investigated by SLED.

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hootie said on Thursday, Mar 7 at 6:26 AM

Why couldn't this inmate be treated at the infirmary at Kirkland???? Was his condition so critical it required a hospital??? Why didn't the doctor for SCDC facilities treat the inmate??? Not the right time for him/her??? In my opinion treating inmates outside their environment puts the public at risk!!! This case proves that the guard did not maintain control of his weapon...he allowed the inmate access....ridiculous..not paying attention!!

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