Three suspects are in custody in connection with the shooting death of off-duty state trooper Lieutenant Troy Morris.
According to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, 24-year-old Treyon Washington was taken into custody in Jefferson County and charged with murder. Washington is being held in the Jefferson County Detention Facility with no bond.
17-year-old Cdarrius Norman and 25-year-old Damion Whittley were arrested in New Orleans, Louisiana. Both have been charged with murder and are awaiting extradition to Mississippi.
Throughout the investigation, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has received assistance from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Marshals Service, Louisiana State Police and several other agencies making these arrests possible.
Colonel Randy Ginn said, “While we are pleased with the progress of this investigation, we realize there is much work left to be done. The tireless efforts of law enforcement has been inspiring and the public outpouring of support and concern has touched us all and has shown Lieutenant Morris’ family that Mississippians truly care about the officers who protect them.”
“Again, I would like to start by saying that our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Lieutenant Troy Morris,” said Commissioner Sean Tindell. “I met with his family yesterday and assured them that we are working with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners as we investigate his murder. The progress that has been made is a direct result of their hard work and dedication.”
This continues to be an ongoing investigation by MBI.