(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — An investigation has been opened into the death of a 24-year-old inmate at Cook County Jail.
Correctional officers and other personnel found Raheem Hatter unresponsive on the floor of his cell around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
Hatter had injuries to his head, officials said. Officers removed Hatter’s cellmate as medical staff performed life-saving measures to no avail. He was pronounced dead.
Hatter was awaiting trial on weapons charges following a November 2021 incident in which he allegedly brought a loaded handgun into University of Chicago Hospital.
Illinois State Police are investigating the in-custody death.