In­mate dies af­ter ‘med­i­cal episode’

San Antonio Express-News - - METRO -

A 19-year-old in­mate at the Bexar County Adult De­ten­tion Cen­ter died early Fri­day af­ter “suf­fer­ing an ap­par­ent med­i­cal episode” Thurs­day, the Bexar County Sher­iff's Of­fice said. Joshua An­drew Mi­randa had been in cus­tody since Sun­day on a charge of ag­gra­vated as­sault with a deadly weapon, a BCSO press re­lease said.

Dur­ing an ob­ser­va­tion check shortly af­ter noon Thurs­day, a deputy dis­cov­ered Mi­randa un­re­spon­sive, ac­cord­ing to the sher­iff’s of­fice. The San An­to­nio Fire De­part­ment was sum­moned and at­tempted life­sav­ing measures. Mi­randa was taken to the Bap­tist Med­i­cal Cen­ter in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

He was placed on life sup­port, and around 5:40 a.m. Fri­day was pro­nounced dead, the sher­iff’s of­fice said.

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