A handcuffed inmate stabbed two sheriff’s deputies inside a Georgia jail — killing one with his own knife, authorities said.
Albert Dewitt Booze, 22, attacked the deputies early Tuesday as he was being moved to suicide watch after saying he wanted to harm himself at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center in Macon, sheriff officials said.
“Several deputies escorted Booze to an observation cell,” according to a statement by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. “Booze was able to obtain a knife from one of the deputies and used the knife to kill the deputy.”
Deputy Christopher Knight, 30, was stabbed in the neck during the attack and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
A second deputy, Jerome Michael Williams, 32, was also wounded, but has since been released from a hospital after being treated for his injuries.
“These are sometimes dangerous people that we deal with, and they’re sometimes unpredictable and tragic things can happen,” Bibb County Sheriff