Four units that house gang members at Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla are in lockdown after a fight involving inmates Saturday evening.
Four correctional officers were injured while breaking up the fight at 7:40 p.m. in the common area of one of the four living units in the West Complex.
All four officers were treated and released from a local hospital, according to a news release.
The West Complex is the prison's gang unit, and the four close-custody living units have the second-highest custody level at the prison. Each West Complex unit has 187 inmates.
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The inmates had handmade sharpened weapons, according to a news release. Both were placed in a segregation unit.
The incident is under investigation.
All activities in the West Complex, including visiting, were canceled Sunday. Scheduled activities in the rest of the prison have not been changed.
The units were locked down earlier this month, after two prisoners were found fighting Jan. 31 in a different unit of the West Complex. A sharpened weapon was discovered after that fight was stopped. One prisoner was injured, but no staff members were harmed.
Shooting outside bar leads to arrest in Prosser
PROSSER -- A 63-year-old man fired a pistol at a fellow patron following an altercation at a Prosser tavern early Saturday morning, according to a police report.
Ben Wilsey was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault. Law enforcement had not provided Wilsey's city of residence.
While Prosser police officers were responding to reports of a shot fired near Sixth Street and Meade Avenue in downtown Prosser at 1:52 a.m., Wilsey went to the police department, according to a news release.
Officers said they took possession of a .380 semi-automatic pistol that Wilsey allegedly told them he fired.
Several witnesses said Wilsey was drinking at a tavern and had an argument with one of the other patrons on the street outside of the bar at closing time. Wilsey then allegedly drew and fired the pistol at the patron, but the bullet hit another business, according to witnesses.
Wilsey is being held on a 72-hour investigative hold at the Benton County jail, waiting for arraignment.
Highway 240 rollover injures Pasco woman
A Pasco woman was injured Sunday morning after she rolled her SUV on Highway 240 about 20 miles west of Richland.
Sandra Perez, 19, has been charged in connection with driving under the influence.
She was driving her 2003 Chevrolet Blazer on westbound Highway 240 about 8:10 a.m. when her vehicle drifted onto the shoulder. She then apparently overcorrected, re-entered Highway 240 and the SUV rolled, coming to rest in the westbound lanes, according to Washington State Patrol.
Perez, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to Richland's Kadlec Regional Medical Center. She was listed in stable condition Sunday afternoon.