Reward increased for information in shooting death of state trooper

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A Lieutenant with the Mississippi Highway Patrol was shot to death early Friday morning in Jefferson County.

Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) areinvestigating the incident which took the life of 58-year-old Troy L. Morris of Natchez. According to MBI, agents responded at4:30 A.M. to a shooting death in Jefferson County on US 61.Upon arrival, agents discovered the driver of a US Postal Service deliverytruck deceased in the vehicle.

The driver, identified as Lieutenant Morris, worked part-time for the US Postal Service. Morris was also a27-year veteran of the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

The US Postal Service in conjunction with Mississippi Crime Stoppers are offering a $105,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or suspects.The MS State Troopers Association has added an additional $3,000.00 to the reward bringing the total to $108,000.

Tips may be provided to the US Postal Service at 1-877-876-2455 or MS Crime Stoppers at 1-888- 827-4637.

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