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Texas Rangers investigating death of inmate at League City jail

Officials said the inmate had turned himself into the League City Police Department a few days ago for traffic warrants.

LEAGUE CITY, Texas — The Texas Rangers are investigating the death of an inmate at the League City jail.

The League City Police Department said detention officers found the inmate unresponsive and without a pulse about 7 a.m. Saturday.

Officers immediately rendered first aid before the inmate was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after, according to police.

The inmate has been identified as a 36-year-old Galveston man who had turned himself in to LCPD on Tuesday for traffic warrants.

It's still unclear what caused the inmate's death.

The Texas Department of Transportation released the following statement:

"At the request of the League City Police Department, the Texas Rangers (DPS) are investigating this matter. When completed, the investigation will be submitted to the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office."

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