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Mark Opgrande

Feb 14, 2022


OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 14, 2022) – At 4:49 a.m. on Sunday, February 13, as Oklahoma County Detention Center staff served breakfast, they discovered a detainee named Kyle Shaw nonresponsive in his cell. Detention officers immediately began lifesaving efforts and notified. EMSA arrived and continued CPR. The detainee was pronounced deceased by EMSA staff at approximately 5:34 a.m. Shaw, who was born Aug. 22, 1985, was booked into the jail on May 13, 2021. His family has been notified. An investigation of the death is underway. The facts at this point are understood that at approximately 4:42 a.m. a detention officer opened Shaw’s cell door. The night before Shaw and his cell mate asked to help with the breakfast distribution. Shaw’s cell mate reported when he got up to help with breakfast, Shaw was awake but said he was not feeling well. However, at that time the detainee did not inform staff. Five minutes later the officer went into Shaw’s cell and discovered him lying on the ground. The State Medical Examiner’s Office will make a final determination as to the cause of death.

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