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Suspects reportedly in custody for shooting death of trooper

NATCHEZ — Three suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the shooting death of L. Troy Morris.

Jefferson County Sheriff James E. Bailey Sr. confirmed the reports on his Facebook page.

 

“I would like to thank all the agencies that assisted yesterday with the homicide of Lt. Troy Morris of the MS Highway Patrol pictured below. At this time three subjects are in custody,” Bailey posted. “I would also ask that everyone continue to pray for the Morris family during these difficult times and in the future. The Morris family has me and my staff condolences. Stay tuned to this page for a future update soon.”

The suspects were reportedly taken into custody in Louisiana. The identities of the suspects were not immediately released.

Veteran Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Troy Morris, of Natchez, Mississippi, was killed early Friday morning on U.S. 61 in Jefferson County. Morris was working a second job hauling mail for the U.S. Postal Service. Morris was found shot to death inside the truck.

Reportedly Morris had called for help after his truck had a flat tire. He radioed for help and was apparently killed before assistance could arrive.

Anonymous sources reported to WLBT in Jackson that Rankin County Deputy Wes Shivers confirmed the information via his Facebook page.

“Another great display of teamwork! It’s been a long 24 hours but case solved and all suspects in custody for the murder of our brother Troy Morris!”

More information will be reported as it becomes available.

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