Sheriff: Inmate hangs himself at Fresno County Jail

FRESNO, CA - An inmate at Fresno County Jail died Thursday after an apparent suicide, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.

Manuel Servin Jr., 32, was arrested back in October after Fresno police raided his home during a standoff -- rescuing Servin's pregnant wife after he'd allegedly shot her.

Officers had used a robot and flash-bang stun grenades to disorient the man before rushing in to take him down.

Servin's wife later at the hospital.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, during a routine cell check, a Fresno County Sheriff’s correctional officer found Servin unresponsive inside his individual cell, the Sheriff's Office said.

Emergency personnel responded to aid Servin, but he was already dead.

A preliminary investigation shows Servin hanged himself by tying some fabric to a table inside his cell, the Sheriff's Office said. Correctional officers had last checked on Servin an hour earlier, which is standard operating procedure.

Servin never exhibited any behavior to show he was at risk of hurting himself, the Sheriff's Office said.

The case remains an under investigation.


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