February 25, 2024
The central jail on Entrance Avenue in downtown San Diego. Picture by Chris Stone

A 54-year-old inmate was laid low with an unidentified medical emergency at San Diego Central Jail over the weekend and died a short while later, authorities reported Monday.

A deputy and a nurse realized that the person wanted medical care as they had been handing out remedy in a housing space on the Entrance Avenue detention facility about 10 a.m. Sunday, in accordance with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division.

Whereas being taken to medical staffers for an analysis, the inmate grew to become unresponsive, Lt. Joseph Jarjura mentioned. Paramedics then took the person to a hospital, the place he was pronounced useless. His identify was withheld pending household notification.

The county Medical Examiner’s Workplace will decide the person’s reason for demise.

“A sheriff’s family-liaison officer will assist the household as they take care of the lack of (their) liked one,” the lieutenant mentioned.

The inmate had been jailed final June on felony warrants stemming from an earlier vandalism arrest. He was believed to be homeless when he was taken into custody, Jarjura mentioned.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.