RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say an inmate in a state prison has died after a fight.

The Virginia Department of Corrections said in a news release that Pakastan Algier Gary died early Wednesday evening at a hospital.

Gary was incarcerated at Sussex I State Prison, which is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of Richmond.

Prison officials said the 45-year-old Gary was in a fight with another inmate. Officials said his cellmate, Frank Elmo Reid, is a suspect in their ongoing investigation into Gary's death.

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