Cook County Jail inmate dies during release after serving 2 days - Fox 2 News Headlines

Cook County Jail inmate dies during release after serving 2 days

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Roosevelt Gray, 26. (Photo from Cook County Sheriff's website) Roosevelt Gray, 26. (Photo from Cook County Sheriff's website)
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A Cook County Jail inmate collapsed and died Thursday morning while he was being released after serving a two-day sentence, authorities said.

Roosevelt Gray, 26, of Calumet City, was booked into the jail Tuesday after being convicted of driving on a suspended license, Cook County Sheriff's spokesman Ben Breit said.

Gray was being discharged Thursday when he collapsed in the jail's receiving room at 10:54 a.m., Breit said.

He was alert when taken from the receiving room to the jail's Cermak Hospital at 3015 S. California Ave., Breit said.

He became unresponsive at the hospital and was transferred to Saint Anthony Hospital, where he died at 11:40 a.m., according to Breit and the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Gray, who lived in the 300 block of East 153rd Street in Calumet City, died of pulmonary thromboembelism, deep vein thrombosis and obesity, and his death was ruled natural, according to the medical examiner's office.

Sheriff's police are investigating.

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