Suicide at the El Paso County Jail

March 30, 2021

On Monday, March 29, 2021, at approximately 5:54 PM, a medical emergency was declared in a male housing ward at the El Paso County Jail.   

A male inmate was found in his cell attempting suicide by hanging. When additional deputies responded to the ward, the inmate was not breathing and had no pulse. The deputies initiated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and used the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with the assistance of responding medical staff.  

Despite lifesaving efforts, the male was pronounced deceased. The identity of the deceased male will not be released until the Coroner's Office makes positive identification and the next of kin is notified.  

This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.

MR 21-030