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Inmate from Tucson killed in prison

An inmate at the Lewis prison complex in Buckeye is dead, the victim of an apparent homicide, Arizona Department of Corrections officials said.

Alexander Clark, who was convicted in Pima County in 2006 of burglary, armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault, robbery and misconduct with weapons, was assaulted by other inmates Monday evening, said DOC spokesman Bill Lamoreaux.

From a news release from Lamoreaux:

Shortly after 6 p.m., corrections officers saw a grouping of approximately 20 inmates in the unit's recreation yard. Officers immediately responded to the situation and subsequently observed several inmates engaged in a fight. Officers ordered the inmates to disperse and locked down the unit. Clark was discovered on the ground having been assaulted.

Medical personnel performed live-saving measures, and Clark, 27, was taken to a local hospital where he was later prounounced dead, Lamoreaux said.

DOC criminal investigators are treating the death as a homicide, he said.

Lamoreaux did not indicate Clark's injuries from the incident.

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