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Federal prisoner shot in Kingsland dies

KINGSLAND, Ga. -- A federal prisoner housed at the D. Ray James prison in Folkston, Georgia, who was shot in the parking lot of a medical facility in Kingsland has died at Shands Jacksonville.

Larry Marcell Jr. was at a medical office pavilion on Gross Avenue when he was shot, according to a news release from Kingsland Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Todd Tetterton.

Tetterton said several calls to the Camden County 911 Dispatch reported that a shooting had taken place. The callers also told police officers from the private prison were involved and that a prisoner was wounded. No one else was injured.

Marcell, 33, was being taken to the medical pavilion for routine medical treatment. He and two other inmates from the prison were in a secure prisoner transport van. Two corrections officers accompanied the three prisoners, Tetterton said.

Marcell was handcuffed with his hands in front of him, was wearing leg shackles and had the handcuffs and shackles attached to a waist chain. The inmate attacked one of the corrections officers when he got out of the transport van.

The prisoner wrestled with the corrections officer and was able to gain partial control control of the corrections officer's duty firearm.  The inmate was even able to fire the handgun. The bullet struck the ground and did not hit anyone.

The second corrections officer shot Marcell, incapacitating him.

Marcell was taken by Camden County Emergency Medical Services to Shands Jacksonville where he underwent emergency surgery. Tetterton said in a 5 p.m. update that Marcell had died and his next of kin was notified.

Currently, the Kingsland Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations are investigating the shooting.


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