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Inmate dies 2 hours after being booked into Fresno jail

September 10, 2016

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Fresno County jail inmate died two hours after being booked.


Fresno Police spokesman Tony Botti says 24-year-old Andrew Zavala had been placed on a cell at 7:18 p.m. Thursday on a felony charge of probation violation and shortly after told a correctional officer he wasn't feeling well.


Botti says a nurse checked his vital signs and Zavala was then taken by ambulance to a hospital for further evaluation.


He says Zavala died at 9:17 p.m. at Community Regional Medical Center.


Botti says a cause of death is pending the results of autopsy and toxicology tests.


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