VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities have identified the inmate who was fatally shot Thursday by a corrections deputy at a hospital in Vancouver, Washington.
The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office says 66-year-old John Martin died Thursday. His city of residence was unconfirmed.
The medical examiner’s office says his cause of death was a gunshot wound to the torso.
Martin was in custody at Clark County Jail and taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Wednesday after he complained of experiencing a medical issue.
On Thursday while two deputies were guarding him in a hospital room, the sheriff’s office says “the inmate took action” which resulted in a deputy shooting Martin.
Officials say he died in surgery.
Martin was being held on parole violation, escape from community custody and unlawful possession of a firearm charges.
Authorities are investigating his death.