Inmate at Shelby County Jail dies after suffering ‘cardiac distress’

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(Shelby County Jail)

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — An investigation is underway after an inmate at the Shelby County Jail died Friday morning.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Gavin Edward Breazeale was found in his cell at 3:30 a.m. suffering from “cardiac distress.” Attempts to resuscitate Breazeale were not successful.

Breazeale, 37, had been taken into custody Tuesday after being charged with driving under the influence and first-degree assault.

SCSO Sheriff John Samaniego has requested that the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office conduct an independent investigation into Breazeale’s death.

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