Inmate shot, killed in Texas hospital ER

A corrections officer fatally shot an inmate at Ascension Seton Hays Hospital on Dec. 12 after he allegedly tried to escape from the emergency room, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

The inmate, Joshua Wright, was seeking care at the Kyle, Texas-based hospital when he allegedly assaulted the corrections officer and began running through the emergency room, according to a statement from the Hays County (Texas) Sheriff's Office. 

 The corrections officer shot the inmate after the assault. ER staff immediately provided emergency treatment, but he died from his injuries, according to the report.  

The Texas Department of Public Safety's investigative team is looking into the incident, and the  corrections officer has been placed on administrative leave. Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra also requested the sheriff's office release all body cam footage from the situation by Dec. 22, citing differing accounts from witnesses, according to NBC affiliate KXAN.  

Editor's note: Becker's reached out to Ascension for comment and will update the article as more information becomes available.

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