Man charged in fatal shooting found dead in jail

A man who was charged with fatally shooting a co-worker in Maryland has been found dead in jail.

The Baltimore Sun ( reports that officials found 47-year-old Cipisirono Cole dead at the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center in Baltimore on Tuesday.

Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Gerard Shields says officials were investigating his death Tuesday night but could not immediately provide additional information.

Cole had been arrested on a murder charge in connection with the shooting death of his co-worker, 34-year-old Darrin Ulysses Johnson Jr., Thursday in the locker room of a Department of Public Works facility in Baltimore. Cole turned himself in Saturday following a two-day manhunt.

Cole also faced charges of assault and using a firearm in a violent crime.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun,