RICHMOND, Texas (FOX 26) - A 17-year-old male has died after he was found hanging at the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office jail.
Jail staff found inmate Emmanuel Akueir hanging at around 6:10 p.m. Thursday and began to administer CPR to him. Fort Bend EMS arrived to the jail and transported Akueir to OakBend Medical Center in Richmond where he was pronounced dead at 7:37 p.m. Thursday.
Akueir was in jail since Jan. 3 on charges of aggravated robbery and evading arrest. Rosenberg police had arrested him.
The hanging was described as an "inmate attempting suicide," according to a statement from FBCSO.
The Texas Rangers are assisting FBCSO in the death investigation.