(WNCT) Officials said that an offender at Maury Correctional Institution died Friday morning from injuries sustained in a fight with another offender.
23-year-old Andre A. Young-Johnson was struck with a homemade weapon in a housing unit around 8:30 a.m., officials said.
Staff responded and provided medical attention.
Local law enforcement was notified.
EMS arrived and pronounced him dead at 9:01 a.m.
Young-Johnson, was a close-custody offender housed in the regular population.
He was serving a 25-year prison sentence for second-degree murder.
YOung-Johnson was admitted to prison on March 31, 2018, after he was convicted in Mecklenburg County.
The other offender who was involved in the incident was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Department of Public Safety is cooperating fully in the investigation by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.
The death is also under internal investigation.