CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- An inmate died at the Chesapeake Correctional Center early Sunday morning, the Sheriff's Office announced

47-year-old Renarto Mizzell suffered a medical emergency at 12:56 a.m. Medical staff at the jail started CPR while they waited for paramedics to arrive. Mizzell was pronounced dead at 1:57 a.m.

Mizzell was serving a four year sentence for forgery.

The Chesapeake Police Department is investigating the death, while the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office is also conducting an internal investigation.