Inmate Dies After Shooting Himself

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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.

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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.