Wake inmate injured in altercation dies
Posted June 17, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — An inmate at the Wake County Detention Center who was hospitalized earlier this month after an altercation with a detention officer has died, officials said Monday.
Shon Demetrius McClain, 40, was being treated at WakeMed for a broken neck following the June 6 incident with Officer Markeith Council.
McClain had been in jail awaiting a June 27 court date on misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and consuming a malt beverage on city property.
Council, a detention officer with the jail since 2009, was also injured in the confrontation and recovered at home.
Officials said earlier this month they were awaiting a report from the State Bureau of Investigation to determine if any charges should be filed in the case. It was unclear Monday whether that report has been completed.