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Jail inmate dies in custody


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 2:09pm

An El Paso County jail inmate who died over the weekend has been identified as 64-year-old Steve Carrasco.

On Saturday morning, a medical emergency was declared in a male housing ward at the El Paso County Jail. 

Officials say Carrasco was walking to the restroom and fell, hitting his head. The Ward Deputy responded immediately to provide medical aid.  Carrasco was conscious and stated he felt dizzy right before he fell.

He was transported to the medical section where medical staff made the determination to dial 9-1-1.  He was transported to the hospital and later passed away.


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