Texas Rangers Investigating the Death of an Inmate

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - Texas Rangers have confirmed their investigation into the death of an inmate in the Ector County Correction Center.

21-year-old Luis Chavez was being detained for illegal entry into the United States from Mexico.
The Texas Rangers confirm that on Sunday morning, Chavez was transported to a hospital for treatment and pronounced dead after a suicide attempt.  

An autopsy report is pending from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.  

Still no word yet from detention officials about the suicide.

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