COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – An inmate’s death is being investigated as a homicide following a fight Monday afternoon at the Broad River Correctional Institution.
According to the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC), an inmate was seriously injured during a fight with another inmate.
The inmate was taken to a medical facility for treatment before he passed away.
A prison official identified the inmate as Damon Doyle. He was 43 years old, according to online prison records.
SCDC and the state Law Enforcement Division are investigating Doyle’s death.
Broad River Correctional is a maximum-security prison that houses general population inmates, as well as those with special medical needs, according to the SCDC.
About 1,280 inmates are currently imprisoned at Broad River Correctional Institution.