Death Investigation: Loudoun County Adult Detention Center Leesburg VA

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center (ADC). The inmate was found unresponsive and hanging by a sheet in his cell shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday night by LCSO staff conducting a security check. Deputies initiated CPR and medical personnel at the ADC immediately responded and provided emergency medical treatment. Despite lifesaving efforts, he was pronounced deceased by Loudoun County rescue personnel. The inmate, Shawn C. Hitteman, 44, of Ashburn was arrested following a domestic-related assault on June 10 on charges of Abduction, Strangulation of Another, Cruelty and Injuries to Children, Abuse and Neglect of Children, and Assault on a Family Member and violations of multiple protective orders. His death is under investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the Medical Examiner.

06/13/2020 10:00 pm

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