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Sheriff: Inmate Taran Cortez Miller Dies In Scott County Jail

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A 44-year-old man was found dead inside of the Scott County Jail early Tuesday morning.

The sheriff's office says Taran Cortez Miller was found unresponsive in his cell at about 3:46 a.m. Jail staff and EMS workers tried to resuscitate him, but he was pronounced dead about 45 minutes later.

Taran Miller
Taran Miller (credit: Scott Co. Sheriff's Office)

Miller was alone in his cell in quarantine due to a recent hospital visit, per the jail's COVID-19 policy. The Minnesota Department of Corrections is investigating.

Miller and his teenage son were charged with murder in March in connection to the fatal drug deal-related shooting of a teenager in February. Miller's wife was also charged with aiding and abetting an offender.

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