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Inmate found dead in Tarrant County Jail

A 52-year-old Tarrant County Jail inmate was found dead in his single-occupant cell Thursday morning, authorities reported.

Larry Crowley of Fort Worth had been arrested Wednesday night in southern Tarrant County after an unidentified person reported being shot with an air gun, said Terry Grisham, a spokesman for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department. Crowley was arrested near the scene, Grisham said. The complainant’s injuries were not serious, he said.

At the jail, Crowley was placed in a single-occupant cell after a mental health assessment, Grisham said.

He was pronounced dead at 4 a.m. The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office had not ruled on his death by Thursday evening.

Jail officials are investigating, Grisham said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

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