CHESAPEAKE, Va. – 19-year-old Joseph Darnell Palmer died in February in the city jail, according to Chesapeake Police.
Palmer was being held at the Chesapeake Correctional Center on three counts of Brandishing a Firearm.
On Friday, February 24 deputies found Palmer hanging in his cell around 6 p.m.
Police said staff started CPR until paramedics arrived. Palmer was prounced dead at 6:30 p.m.
The Chesapeake Police Department is conducting an investigation into the death and the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation.