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DETAINEE DEATH

Mark Opgrande

Dec 13, 2021

DETAINEE DEATH

OKLAHOMA CITY (December 13, 2021) – Oklahoma County Detention Center detainee Lucas Gonzales (D.O.B. 08/22/1994) died at the hospital on December 13, 2021. Around 3:50 this afternoon, detainees cleaning a pod were alerted to Mr. Gonzales’ cell. Detention Officers and medical arrived and immediately began life saving efforts and called for an ambulance. Once on scene, paramedics continued CPR until Gonzales arrived at the hospital. A doctor declared Gonzales deceased at 4:57 this afternoon. At this time a cause of death is not known. Gonzales was booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center on October 16, 2021. Gonzales is seen on video at 3:01 this afternoon. Gonzales exits the cell briefly as a Detention Officers opens the cell door to place another detainee in the cell. He reenters the cell, as the detention officer closes the door. The Detention Center Special Investigations Unit will investigate the circumstance leading up to his death. The State Medical Examiner’s Office will make a final determination as to the cause of death.

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