Inmate found dead in Miami County Jail

TROY, Ohio (WDTN) – The Miami County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday an inmate was found dead in his cell in the downtown jail Thursday morning.

Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak said Thursday the inmate was found around 1:00 am in a single person cell unresponsive as a result of an apparent suicide attempt.

Unsuccessful resuscitation efforts were made by jail staff and paramedics.

The deceased inmate, Shannon Gambill, 41, of Piqua had been booked into the jail on February 10 on charges stemming from a domestic incident in which he had discharged a firearm while intoxicated in his home during an argument with household members.

The Miami County Coroner was notified regarding the death and ordered an autopsy.  Sheriff’s detectives processed the scene and are completing a death investigation.

Duchak says there was no evidence of foul play.

An administrative review will also be conducted to ensure all policies and procedures were followed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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