Inmate killed Monday in Tangipahoa Parish Jail

Inmate killed Monday in Tangipahoa Parish Jail

TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WVUE) - An inmate was killed Monday night in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards confirmed the homicide in a statement Tuesday morning.

The inmate was identified as Tommy joe Smith, 40, of Independence. La.

Shortly before midnight, Monday jail staff responded to a disturbance between offenders, the statement read.

Jail staff found in inmate in need of immediate medical attention.

Staff performed CPR until emergency crews arrived. Attempts to revive the man were unsuccessful.

The Criminal Investigation Division of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department is on scene and an investigation is ongoing.

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