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Detectives Investigate In-Custody Death Of An Inmate

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. -Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are investigating the death of a Pinellas County Jail inmate.

According to investigators, 57-year-old Lawrence Gabbert was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, after being arrested by the St.

Petersburg Police Department. Gabbert was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear on a Trespassing charge.

Detectives say on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, while Gabbert was housed alone in a single-cell, he suffered a medical event and was transported to Northside Hospital in St Petersburg. On Friday, May 28, 2021, at approximately 1:05 p.m., he was pronounced deceased.

The District Six Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

The investigation continues.

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