MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A death investigation is underway after a detainee was found dead at the Shelby County Jail in Downtown Memphis.
Authorities have identified the detainee as Tommy Young, 32. He was found Saturday evening around 9:00, according to SCSO.
Corrections personnel found him unresponsive in his cell.
Staff members and the Memphis Fire Department attempted to perform life-saving procedures, but Young was pronounced dead by paramedics.
Preliminary information says this could have been a suicide, but the official death has to be determined by the medical examiner.
This is an ongoing death investigation, check back for updates.