Oklahoma County Detention Center Investigating Another Inmate Death

The Oklahoma County Detention Center is investigating the eleventh inmate death in 2022.

Monday, July 11th 2022, 7:15 pm

By: News 9


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The Oklahoma County Detention Center is investigating the eleventh inmate death in 2022.

Shawn Slavens was found unconscious and breathing after an altercation with another inmate on June 25.

Slavens was taken to a local hospital where he died on July 11.

Slavens had been booked into the jail the day before the fight that led to his death.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office will make a final determination as to the cause of death. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has also been notified and will assist if needed. 

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