Imprisoned Stamford man dies after fight with inmate

Ephraim Goitom was convicted of shooting officer Richard Gasparino in 2010.

Ephraim Goitom was convicted of shooting officer Richard Gasparino in 2010. (1/11/13)

STAMFORD - The attorney for a Stamford man who was serving 25 years in a federal prison in Pennsylvania for shooting a police officer in the face says his client died Friday after a fight with another inmate.

Ephraim Goitom, 29, was convicted of shooting officer Richard Gasparino during a drug raid at his home in Stamford in 2010.

Gasparino made a full recovery.

Attorney Darnel Crosland says the prison was placed on lockdown and an investigation into Goitom's death is under way.

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