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March 25, 2019

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Inmate killed in fight at Nevada prison

Authorities announced Friday they were investigating a slaying at High Desert State Prison.

An inmate at the prison was killed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night during a fight with another inmate, Nevada Department of Corrections officials said.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family. The prison is located at 22010 Coldcreek Road in unincorporated Clark County near Indian Springs.

The Department of Public Safety is leading the investigation and the Department of Corrections is assisting.

Officials said the cause of death is yet to be determined.

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