RICHMOND (Covering Katy) – A 17 year old inmate at the Fort Bend County Jail is dead after deputies say he committed suicide. Below is the statement issued by the Sheriff’s Office
At 6:10 p.m. Thursday, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office personnel found an inmate attempting suicide by hanging.
Jail staff immediately began CPR on the inmate, Emmanuel Akueir, 17, of Richmond. Fort Bend EMS responded and transported Akueir to OakBend Medical Center in Richmond.
Akueir was pronounced dead at 7:37 p.m. at the hospital.
Akueir was in jail on charges of Aggravated Robbery and Evading Arrest since Jan. 3. The arresting agency was the Rosenberg Police Department.
The Texas Ranger Service is assisting the Sheriff’s Office in review of this matter.