Man Who Traded Shots With Deputies in March Dies in Jail

For the second time in three days, a person has died while incarcerated at the Bexar County Jail, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Officials say Fernando Macias, 61, who had been in jail since March for attempted to kill a police officer, was found suffering from a medical condition late last night.  He was rushed to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officials say the death appears to be due to medical complications, but the Medical Examiner will make the final determination.

Macias was facing three counts of attempted capital murder.

He was the man who held Sheriff's deputies at bay for more than 24 hours in a home in far northwest Bexar County, exchanging pot shots with deputies.  The standoff began when officials were told that Macias was holding his elderly mother hostage.  She was killed in the standoff.

On Friday, a female inmate, also 61, was found dead inside the jail.  The M.E. is also probing her death.

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