A man found shot dead in a USPS delivery truck has been identified as lieutenant in the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Local media reported on Saturday that three individuals were arrested in connection with the death of the shooting the day after Lieutenant Troy Morris, 58, who worked part-time for the US Post, be found.
According to WLBT-TV, three suspects were arrested in Louisiana.
Morris was found dead in a USPS vehicle on US 61 Street in Jefferson County around 4:30 a.m., according to the report.
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Jefferson County Sheriff James Bailey told WAPT-TV that Morris was driving a truck when he met an apartment.
Morris called the MHP and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department to report on the apartment and asked if someone could send someone to see the truck while he waited for the Post Office to send another truck, he said. .
“We sent a co-pilot a short time later and found Mr. Morris had been shot dead inside his truck,” said Bailey.
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The police chief said investigators did not believe that anything was stolen or taken from the postal truck, the station reported.
“It has been a sad day for law enforcement, the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the State of Mississippi. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Lieutenant Troy Morris. Local, state and federal agents will work tirelessly to ensure justice, ”said Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell.
Morris is from Natchez and joined MHP 27 years ago.
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The Mississippi State Military Association offered a $ 108,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest.