Three suspects in custody in shooting death of Mississippi State Trooper

Three suspects are in custody related to the early Friday morning shooting death of an off duty Mississippi State trooper, according to local law enforcement.

On August 7, 2020 at approximately 4:30 A.M. the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation responded to a shooting death in Jefferson County on US 61. Upon arrival agents discovered the driver of a US Postal Service delivery truck deceased in the vehicle.

The driver, identified as Troy L Morris, 58, of Natchez, MS was a 27 year veteran and Lieutenant with the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Lieutenant Morris worked part time for the US Postal Service.

According to the Jefferson County sheriffs department:

Update from Sheriff James E. Bailey Sr.

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. 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 for a future update soon.

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