Of­fi­cials: Guard shoots just-re­leased in­mate af­ter at­tack

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - NATION | WORLD -

Author­i­ties say a prison guard leav­ing work for the day has shot and crit­i­cally in­jured a just-re­leased in­mate who at­tacked the of­fi­cer in a park­ing lot near the prison. The Philadel­phia Depart­ment of Pris­ons says 26-year-old Ja­mal Ben­nett at­tacked the 66-year-old Cur­rran-Fromhold Cor­rec­tional fa­cil­ity guard around 11 p.m. Fri­day.

The guard fired his per­sonal weapon, strik­ing Ben­nett in the chest. Ben­nett was in crit­i­cal con­di­tion at Jef­fer­son Tor­res­dale Hospi­tal but was ex­pected to sur­vive.

Ben­nett had just been re­leased from cus­tody on a pro­ba­tion vi­o­la­tion for a weapons charge. Court doc­u­ments don’t list an at­tor­ney rep­re­sent­ing him.

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