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June 19, 2018

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Inmate gets $305,000 settlement in prison shooting

CARSON CITY — The state Board of Examiners today approved a $305,000 settlement for an inmate who was wounded with birdshot by a correctional officer at the High Desert State Prison in Clark County.

Inmate Antonia Davis had to have two eye operations and pellets removed from his body after the February 2012 incident.

According to board records, was wounded in the prison yard after he did not respond quickly enough to a lockdown order.

Davis, represented by attorneys with Saggese & Associates of Las Vegas, had originally sought $900,000 in the civil rights action. Davis is still in prison.

The state Attorney General’s Office estimated it would cost up to $300,000 in legal fees and other costs to take the case to trial.

Davis is serving a 10-year term for armed robbery out of Washoe County. He was 19 years old at the time of the shooting.

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