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UPDATE: Coroner identifies inmate who died at Clark County Detention Center after complaining of muscle pain

The Clark County Detention Center in downtown Las Vegas
Posted at 8:48 AM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-12 14:41:32-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE JULY 10: The Clark County Coroner has identified the decedent as 58-year-old Scott Gustavson. His cause of death is still pending the results of the full autopsy.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is reporting an in-custody death at Clark County Detention Center.

LVMPD says correction officers were in the process of moving an inmate to the transport area around 5:19 a.m. July 6 when he complained of muscle pain.

A few minutes later, other inmates told a corrections officer that the inmate was not breathing.

Medical staff began performing life-saving measures until an ambulance arrived. The inmate was transported to UMC Trauma where he was pronounced deceased.

LVMPD says the inmate did not have any altercations with officers or inmates before becoming ill. The inmate was booked into CCDC on July 4 for possession of a controlled substance of fewer than four grams.

The Clark County coroner will identify the inmate.