BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland corrections officials are investigating the apparent killing of a Baltimore inmate.
Detectives with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services have identified the man found dead Friday night in a Baltimore jail as Shane Burton.READ MORE: Flash Floods In Maryland Close Some Schools, Roads; Several Rescued In High Water, MSP Responds To More Than 500 Calls
Investigators said the 33-year-old appeared to have been stabbed but they are awaiting an official cause and manner of death from the medical examiner’s office.READ MORE: CDC Advisory Panel Backs FDA Decision For COVID-19 Booster Shots, Baltimoreans React
Investigators have identified several suspects. The incident happened in the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center, an intake facility in the 500 block of East Madison Street. Correctional officers found the victim and immediately called for medical assistance as they began CPR. Burton died a short time later.
Burton was being held on assault and drug charges.MORE NEWS: 'It's Really Unfortunate': Students In Anne Arundel County React To News Of Postponed Homecoming Dances
Corrections investigators are being assisted by the Maryland State Police. Findings will be forwarded to the city state’s attorney’s office.