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Nevada inmate shot after attempted jailbreak
by Associated Press
Sep 20, 2011 | 294 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An inmate is recovering after guards shot him while he reportedly attempted to escape a Clark County state prison over the weekend.

The Nevada Department of Corrections said they responded to an alarm from a perimeter fence at the High Desert State Prison about 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

Gaspar Barajas-Rivas was hit after guards fired two warning rounds and several live shots. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Barajas-Rivas is serving a prison term of two years to 20 years after he was sentenced in Washoe County in 2005 for lewdness with a minor.

Officials say the attempted jailbreak is still under investigation.
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