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An inmate at the Clallam Bay Correctional facility was shot dead during an attempted escape as a second inmate, identified as the man who shot several people at the Tacoma Mall in 2005, held a corrections officer hostage.
It was just after 10 a.m. Wednesday when Dominick Maldonado used a pair of scissors to take a correctional officer hostage in the industries area of the prison, said officials with the Department of Corrections.
At the same time, a second offender, identified as 25-year-old Kevin Newland, drove a forklift through the doors of the work area and crashed into the perimeter fences.He entered the mall in a black trench coat with two guns in a guitar case and walked up to a T-Mobile kiosk, took off his jacket, and started firing.
Maldonado surrendered to police about four hours after he ducked into a music store in the mall and took four hostages, all of whom were released unharmed.
The most seriously wounded victim, Dan McKown, had pulled his own gun and told Maldonado to put down his weapon when he was shot and nearly bled to death. He's still mostly paralyzed in one leg.
Last edited by LibertyDeath; 06-29-2011 at 05:09 PM.