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Donna police: Man found dead in jail cell

After an officer performed CPR, Garza was transported to Knapp Medical Center, where he later died. (William Warby / CC BY 2.0 )

Donna police officers found a 27-year-old man dead in his jail cell Friday morning.

Police encountered the man Friday at about 5:25 a.m., after they were dispatched to a home at 2911 Yanez Street in reference to a domestic disturbance, according to a news release by the Donna Police Department.

Upon arrival, officers took Jose Luis Garza, 27, into custody on a family violence assault charge.

"At about 8:10 a.m., cell check revealed (Garza) was alive and well," according to the news release. "At about 8:46, (Garza) was found unresponsive. Apparently (Garza) attempted to hang himself."

After an officer performed CPR, Garza was transported to Knapp Medical Center, where he later died.

Additional details about the incident have not been released, as it is an ongoing investigation.

The Texas Rangers have been called to investigate the incident.



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