Inmate dies after fight with detention center officer

Shon McClain (L) and Markeith Council (R) (Images courtesy Wake County Detention Center)
June 18, 2013 8:50:39 AM PDT
ABC11 has learned that a Wake County inmate who was on life support after a fight with a detention officer inside the county jail has died.

According to his family's lawyer, 40-year-old Shon McClain, of Apex, was taken off life support at WakeMed on Monday.

Doctors had been assessing his brain activity following an alleged fight between a detention officer and McClain on June 4.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office runs the detention center and said both men were injured in the altercation.

Further details surrounding the incident have not been released.

The officer, who has been identified as Markeith Council, is on paid administrative duty pending a review by the State Bureau of Investigation.

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