Inmate Dies After Shooting Himself

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Updated: 11/04/2012 11:56 pm

A Christian County Jail inmate has died after shooting himself with a deputy jailer’s gun.

That’s according to State Police who say Jeffrey Downs, 40, was brought to the Jennie Stuart Medical Center earlier in the day for an unrelated medical issue.

Police say Downs was treated for that issue.

Then as a Deputy Jailer was escorting him out of the hospital, Downs took a gun from the deputy and fatally shot himself.

They say hospital staff tried to save his life, but were unsuccessful.

Police say Downs was in jail for parole violations.

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