Bexar County inmate dies by suicide despite intervention by deputy

Inmate was discovered by deputy who was serving food trays

According to BCSO, Ryan Oshea died by suicide in the Bexar County Jail on Jan. 21, 2021. (BCSO/KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has identified a jail inmate who died overnight by suicide.

Ryan Oshea, 35, was discovered in the act just after 2 a.m. by a deputy who was serving food trays.

The deputy called for assistance and other deputies attempted to perform life-saving measures until medical staff arrived.

Emergency Medical Service staff arrived at 2:18 a.m. and treated Oshea, but they were unable to resuscitate him and the inmate was pronounced dead at 2:26 a.m., BCSO officials said.

Oshea been in the jail since Jan. 13 on a warrant from Wilson County for assault bodily injury - family/house.

He had a bond of $1,000.

Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID), Internal Affairs (IA), and The Public Integrity Unit (PIU) are conducting an investigation, according to BCSO.

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