Inmate convicted in Mecklenburg County killed in prison fight, officials say

GREENE COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina inmate was killed Saturday after a prison fight, officials said.

Investigators said Kevin Taylor Jr., of Mecklenburg County, was killed with a homemade weapon in a fight with another inmate at Eastern Correctional Institution near Greenville.

Authorities said the other person involved had non-life-threatening injuries.

Taylor was serving a five-year, five-month sentence for robbery with a dangerous weapon in Mecklenburg County. He entered prison on Jan. 1, 2019.

Investigators are working to figure out what led to the fight.

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The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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