Police investigating after inmate dies at El Paso County jail

Eliezer Tirado Ortiz _ Colorado Springs Police Department_312343

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police are investigating after an inmate died at the El Paso County jail Thursday.

Police said 40-year-old Eliezer Tirado Ortiz died around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Ortiz had been arrested on drug possession charges around 10:45 that morning at the Executive Tower on South Circle Drive.

Police said Ortiz became unresponsive and died shortly after arriving at the jail.

Police said toxicology tests are being conducted to determine how Ortiz died.

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