17-year-old dies after being found unresponsive in Norfolk courthouse holding cell

Posted at 2:39 PM, Nov 16, 2017

NORFOLK, Va. – The 17-year-old that was found unresponsive in a holding cell in a Norfolk courthouse died Friday, according to police.

The Norfolk Police Department classified his death as undetermined and a death investigation is underway.

A Norfolk Sheriff’s Deputy found the 17-year-old in the courtroom 5B holding cell at the Norfolk Consolidated Courthouse at approximately 11:05 a.m. Thursday.

Sheriff’s Office staff responded and began CPR until paramedics took over and transported the 17-year-old to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

He remains in critical condition at this time.

There is no indication of any foul play.

Norfolk Police are investigating the incident and the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation to determine if deputies and staff responded in compliance with policy and procedures.

Norfolk officials did confirm that the 17-year-old was scheduled to appear in Norfolk Circuit Court today for a hearing regarding the status of case where the teenager faces multiple charges.

The charges are 2 counts of Malicious Wounding, 1 count of Attempted Malicious Wounding, and 1 count of Threatening a School Employee, and stem from an incident that happen at Maury High School in late April, added the city in an email to News 3.