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MCSO: Inmate dies after shot while trying to escape from van

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Bullet holes are visible in the windshield of this Maricopa County Sheriff's Office van after a shooting Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (Source: CBS 5 News) Bullet holes are visible in the windshield of this Maricopa County Sheriff's Office van after a shooting Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Mahamoud Hassan said he heard four gunshots outside his residence across the street from Maricopa County Medical Center. (Source: CBS 5 News) Mahamoud Hassan said he heard four gunshots outside his residence across the street from Maricopa County Medical Center. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A 22-year-old inmate has died after being shot in the head trying to escape from detention officers with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday morning.

The suspect has been identified as Angel Frescas, who is also wanted in a Phoenix officer-involved shooting that happened on Sept. 18.

[Related: Phoenix PD: Suspect wounded; 2 officers slightly hurt]

An MCSO spokesman said two officers were taking three inmates to Maricopa County Medical Center in a transport van about 4 a.m. when Frescas freed himself from two restraints, jumped from the van and started to run as they were being taken from the van.

One officer stayed with the remaining two inmates and the second officer followed Frescas in the van and called for backup before getting into a struggle with the inmate, the spokesman said.

At some point, another officer who was stationed at the hospital ran out and shot the inmate in front of the hospital at 26th and Roosevelt streets, the spokesman said.

Officers closed Roosevelt Street from 24th to 26th streets.

Mahamoud Hassan, who lives in an apartment complex across the street from the hospital, told CBS 5 News he was awake when he heard about four gunshots and then saw a man lying in the street. Medical supplies littered the street next to the van.

He said he saw a woman in a brown uniform telling people to stay away from the scene, screaming, "Don't touch. Don't touch."

Bullet holes were visible in the van's windshield and its front left tire was flat.

The sheriff's office and Phoenix Police Department were investigating.

It was the 38th officer-involved shooting in the Valley in 2014.

On Sept. 18, Frescas grabbed a gun and pointed it at a Phoenix officer, Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said. The officer tried to grab the weapon but fell backwards and the suspect ran.

Police said he tried breaking into several homes, and pulled out a knife and the gun, both of which were found at the scene, police said. Officers saw him trying to load a round when they shot him once in his groin area.

One officer was treated at the scene for minor injuries and another is recovering at a local hospital with injuries to his left shoulder and right hand.

Crump said Frescas was wanted on felony probation violation stemming from a child abuse conviction in California and he told police he is a gang member in California.

In April 2013, Frescas was indicted on two counts of sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 15.

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