The death of an inmate at the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center is under investigation.

The Shawnee Police Department reports officers responded to the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center about 6 a.m. Thursday for a death at the facility.

Chief Mason Wilson said Michael Morton was found deceased upon arrival of officers; he was being treated in the medical ward of the facility.

Morton was a transfer prisoner from Lincoln County and suffered from multiple medical conditions, Wilson said, and had been receiving medical care since his arrival on Aug. 25.

The medical examiner’s office is currently investigating the cause of death.