EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has identified an inmate at the county jail who committed suicide on July 3 as 47-year-old Shawn Meehan.
Around 2:19 p.m., paramedics responded to an emergency at the male housing ward at the El Paso County Jail.
Deputies say Meehan was found hanging inside his cell. Deputies brought him down and immediately performed CPR. Meehan was not breathing and had no pulse.
Officials also used an automated external defibrillator with the help of medical staff. However, Meehan was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Sheriff's Office says this is the fifth completed suicide at the El Paso County Jail since 2009.
"We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Meehan's family and friends," said Sgt. Deborah Mynatt.