PENDLETON, OR - The state Department of Corrections says a warning shot was needed to stop a three-man fight at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton.
Agency spokesman Ron Miles said a news release that the fight started in the recreation yard Friday morning, and the three inmates continued to brawl despite verbal warnings to break it up and the use of pepper spray.
The inmates stopped fighting when the shot was fired.
Part of the medium-security prison was placed in partial lockdown. However, visits were not affected.