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Suspect in Potawatomi Casino Shooting Found Dead in Jail Cell Early Sunday Morning

Terrill Thomas, the suspect from the Potawatomi Casino shooting was found dead in his jail cell shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Thomas was an inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail. When he was found by a correctional officer, he was unresponsive, but showed no visible signs of trauma, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

Correctional officers and jail nurses initially tried to revive Thomas until Milwaukee Fire Department emergency personnel arrived on the scene. He was pronounced dead at 1:57 a.m.

The investigation into the inmate's death will be handled by the Milwaukee Police Department.

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