MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy has been stabbed to death by an inmate who who took the lawman’s knife from him at a Georgia jail.
Another law officer was injured but later released from a hospital.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says Deputy Christopher Knight was stabbed in the neck and died shortly before dawn Tuesday.
Authorities say the stabbing happened at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center early Tuesday morning.
Authorities say inmate Albert Booze grabbed the knife as he was being placed on a suicide watch after saying he wanted to harm himself.
Knight had just turned 30 and leaves behind a 2-year-old child.