Inmate Death Notification - Anthony Gamez

May 30, 2023

TUCSON, AZ – Anthony Gamez, an incarcerated individual (#315374), age 28, died on Monday, May 29, 2023 at Banner - University Medical Center Main Campus.

On May 20, 2023, staff at ASPC-Tucson discovered Inmate Gamez hanging with a cloth sheet tied around his neck in his assigned housing unit.

Responding staff removed the cloth from around his neck and began performing life-saving measures.

The Tucson Fire Department arrived on scene and continued life-saving measures, then transported Inmate Gamez to Banner - University Medical Center South for evaluation and treatment.

Inmate Gamez remained at the Medical Center and on May 29, 2023, staff from Banner - University Medical Center Main Campus pronounced Inmate Gamez deceased.

All inmate deaths are investigated in consultation with the county medical examiner’s office.

Gamez was originally admitted to ADCRR custody in 2022 after he was sentenced out of Pima County for Unlawful Use of Means of Transportation and Shoplifting.

His assigned housing location was Arizona State Prison Complex-Tucson.