Police booking photo of Ephraim Goitom, accused of shooting a Stamford police officer Dec. 9, 2010.
Updated: Friday, 11 Jan 2013, 4:43 PM EST
Published : Friday, 11 Jan 2013, 4:42 PM EST
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A federal inmate in northeastern Pennsylvania has died after a fight with another prisoner.
Prison spokeswoman Kim Straesser says 29-year-old Ephraim Goitom was pronounced dead at a hospital Friday morning about an hour after the fight at the federal penitentiary in Canaan Township, Wayne County.
The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports that staff responded to the fight and separated the inmates. The other prisoner was treated for minor injuries. His name wasn't released.
The FBI is investigating.
Goitom was serving a 25-year prison sentence on drug and weapons charges. He pleaded guilty last year to shooting a police officer during a 2010 raid at his apartment in Stamford, Conn. The officer recovered.