An inmate at the Oklahoma County Detention Center died after employees found him unconscious in his cell early Friday morning. At 2 a.m. Friday, Oklahoma County Detention Center workers found an unconscious inmate in his cell. They began rescue efforts and notified medical personnel, according to a news release. The Oklahoma City Fire Department responded and continued rescue efforts. First responders took the inmate to hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 3 a.m. Oklahoma County Detention Center officials identified the inmate as 25-year-old Eddie Garcia. Authorities said he was incarcerated on March 21. performing vision checks around 2 a.m. opened the door for Garcia and called for help after he failed to respond to the officer’s orders. The press release says the investigation shows Garcia’s death may have been the result of an accidental overdose. An investigation is underway. The state medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.

An inmate at the Oklahoma County Detention Center died after employees found him unconscious in his cell early Friday morning.

At 2 a.m. Friday, Oklahoma County Detention Center workers found an unconscious inmate in his cell. They began rescue efforts and informed medical personnel, a press release said.

The Oklahoma City Fire Department responded and continued rescue efforts. First responders took the inmate to hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 3 a.m.

Oklahoma County Detention Center officials identified the inmate as 25-year-old Eddie Garcia. Authorities said he was jailed on March 21.

An early investigation shows that a detention officer performing vision checks around 2 a.m. opened Garcia’s door and called for help after he failed to respond to the officer’s orders. The press release says the investigation shows Garcia’s death may have been the result of an accidental overdose.

An investigation is underway. The state medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.

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