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Derek Chauvin, ex-cop convicted of killing George Floyd, stabbed in prison, may have required 'life-saving measures': Report
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Derek Chauvin, ex-cop convicted of killing George Floyd, stabbed in prison, may have required 'life-saving measures': Report

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include Chauvin's condition, currently listed as "stable."

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of killing George Floyd, was seriously injured in a stabbing attack at the facility where he is currently serving his sentences, the Associated Press reported.

On Friday, Chauvin, 47, was stabbed by a fellow inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona, a medium-security prison with about 380 inmates, a source familiar with the matter told the AP. The source spoke about the incident with the AP on the condition of anonymity as the source was not authorized to speak publicly about the details, the outlet said.

The Bureau of Prisons did issue a statement confirming that an inmate at FCI Tucson had been assaulted by a fellow prisoner around 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, but the agency did not confirm the identity of the victim. The guards on duty soon got the incident under control before performing "life-saving measures" on the wounded inmate, who was later transported to the hospital for further treatment, the statement said.

On Saturday morning, ABC News reported that Chauvin is in "stable" condition and is expected to survive his injuries.

No other FCI inmates or guards were injured in the incident, which has been reported to the FBI, the AP said.

Neither Chauvin's lawyers nor the FBI responded to the AP's requests for comment.

In spring 2021, a Minnesota jury convicted Chauvin of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter for the death of George Floyd in May 2020 and sentenced him to 22.5 years in prison. About eight months later, Chauvin pled guilty to federal charges of violating Floyd's civil rights and was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Chauvin began serving the concurring sentences at a maximum-security prison in Minnesota, where he spent much of his time in solitary confinement to protect him from the general prison population, his lawyer Eric Nelson said in court documents. Chauvin was then transferred to the Tucson prison in August 2022.

Just last week, the United States Supreme Court rejected Chauvin's bid to appeal his murder conviction. Even though he pled guilty in the federal case against him, Chauvin is still attempting to have that conviction overturned on appeal as well, citing new evidence that he did not cause Floyd's death.

This is a developing story. Please check back with Blaze Media for further updates.

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Cortney Weil

Cortney Weil

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Cortney Weil is a senior editor for Blaze News.
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