SHERIFF: INMATE DIES AFTER INHALING UNKNOWN SUBSTANCE

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BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama inmate awaiting a murder trial has died after authorities said he was seen inhaling an unknown substance.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the County Jail inmate as 33-year-old Vijay Ramure Lipscomb.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Joni Money said Lipscomb was found unresponsive in his cell Wednesday.

Lipscomb died while being taken to the hospital. Money said Lipscomb was seen on camera inhaling an unknown substance before going into his cell. The cause of death was pending an autopsy.

Authorities said foul play wasn’t suspected.

Lipscomb was charged in December with murder in the shooting death of 27-year-old Cadarius Munford.

Authorities said the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the two men.

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4/23/2020 4:08:31 PM (GMT -5:00)

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