An inmate was fatally shot Saturday after a corrections officer was taken hostage at the Oklahoma County jail in Oklahoma, authorities said.
"The person who had taken him hostage was shot by an Oklahoma City police officer," said Aaron Brilbeck, spokesman for the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. "He is deceased."
The officer, who was not identified, was hospitalized for what was described as minor and non-life-threatening injuries, Brilbeck said, adding that the injuries did not occur during the shooting.
"He walked out of his own accord," jail administrator Greg Williams said at a news conference.
The officer was taken hostage on the 10th floor of the Oklahoma County Detention Center, which was placed on lockdown at about 4:22 p.m., authorities said. The episode lasted less than two hours, Brilbeck said.
Officers were distributing medication when "the inmate overran the officer," said Sheriff Tommie Johnson III, at the news conference.
The inmate, whose name was mot released, used the officer's keys to free an undetermined number of prisoners, some of whom participated in the hostage-taking, Williams said. The floor houses 37 inmates.