Man Dies After Hanging Himself At Texas City Jail

FORT WORTH (September 2, 2014) Fort Worth police say a man who was found hanging in a city jail cell has died.

Police Sgt. William Hix said Gregory Hooper, 23, of Cleburne died Sunday at an area hospital.

City police arrested Hooper on Aug. 18 in connection with an incident in which his girlfriend was choked.

Hix says Hooper used the drawstring from his athletic shorts to hang himself later that morning.

He says jail personnel found Hooper during normal rounds.

Medical personnel resuscitated Hooper and took him to John Peter Smith Hospital in serious condition.