Investigation underway, inmate dies at Chesapeake Correctional Center

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- An inmate located at the Chesapeake Correctional Center died early Sunday morning.

The inmate, Renarto Mizzell, 47, was serving a four year sentence for forgery. 

According to authorities, at 12:56 a.m. Mizzell suffered an undisclosed medical emergency.

Correctional staff responded immediately to the housing unit and started CPR and lifesaving measures until paramedics arrived on scene.

At 1:57 a.m. he was pronounced dead.

The Chesapeake Police Department is conducting an investigation into the death while the Chesapeake Sheriffs' Office is conducting an internal investigation.

No further information was released.

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