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Juvenile housed in NCDPS detention facility dies from apparent suicide

A juvenile committed through the juvenile justice system to the custody of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice and housed at Mecklenburg Jail North Juvenile Detention Center has died from an apparent suicide, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

The juvenile from Rockingham County – identified in the NCDPS press release as Desmond W. – was pronounced dead at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday, November 21.

“The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice is cooperating with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation,” stated the release.

The investigation is being led by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

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