(WYFF/NBC News) An escaped prison inmate is dead after breaking into a South Carolina woman’s home and confronting her with a knife.
Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark says two inmates, Bruce Webb McLaughlin Jr., 30, and Timothy Cleveland Dill, 32, assaulted two detention officers, a man and a woman, around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, overtook the detention area and then escaped the Pickens County Prison.
Dill was located and taken into custody shortly after the escape.
Around the same time a woman whose home was broken into called 911 and said she had shot a man who kicked in her back door.
The woman was home alone and said the man was outside her bedroom door when she shot him once in the head, according to Clark.
Clark said McLaughlin, who was wearing in an orange jumpsuit, was armed with a metal knife at the time.
McLaughlin was flown to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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