El Paso County Crime

Man dies suddenly after arriving at CJC

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - A man arrested in Colorado Springs for illegal narcotics possession dies while in Sheriff's Office custody. 

Eliezer Tirado Ortiz, 40, was arrested at around 10:48 a.m. at Executive Towers off Circle Drive.

Ortiz was transported to the Criminal Justice Center, where shortly after his arrival, Ortiz became unresponsive and died despite medical help.

An autopsy has been conducted; however, the cause of death is pending additional toxicology analysis.

The Colorado Springs Police Department has taken over the investigation. 


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