Inmate dies of suicide in Hennepin County Jail

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Media Contact: Andy Skoogman, 612-919-5918


Inmate Dies from Suicide in Hennepin County Jail

July 26, 2020 (Minneapolis) - The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said today that a 29-year-old man who was in custody at the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis has died from suicide.

At 7:13 pm on Saturday, July 25, 2020, during inmate health and wellness checks, deputies found Joshua David Fury unresponsive in his cell. Deputies immediately began CPR and paramedics and fire continued medical treatment. The lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful.

Fury was booked into the Hennepin County Jail on May 2, 2020 after being arrested by Maple Grove Police. He was scheduled to be sentenced on July 31, 2020 after pleading guilty to second degree intentional murder. Fury was housed in a cell by himself at the time of his death.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has ruled Fury’s manner of death was suicide. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit processed the scene and Detectives are investigating the incident. The Department of Corrections will also review the death.  

No additional information will be released at this time.



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