KINGSLAND, Ga. -- A prisoner from the D. Ray James Corectional Facility in Folkston is dead after an altercation with prison guards at a medical facility in Kingsland.
The prisoner has been identified as 33-year-old Larry Marcell.
On Tuesday morning, three federal prisoners were transported via the U.S. Marshals Office from the prison in Folkston to receive routine medical treatment at a medical center in Kingsland.
While exiting the transport van, authorities say Marcell attacked one of the corrections officers in the back parking lot of the medical facility. During the struggle, Marcell gained control of the officer's weapon and fired it. The bullet hit the ground and no one was injured.
The second corrections officer shot and hit the prisoner. The prisoner was airlifted to UF & Shands Jacksonville where he was pronounced dead, according to the prison's management company.
None of the corrections officers or other inmates sustained any serious injuries.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations and the Kingsland Police Department are handling the investigation.