Longview robbery victim dies

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Longview Police Department:

LONGVIEW, TX - The owner of a bait shop who was robbed on July 31, 2010 has died.

John Morris, 80, was seriously injured and hospitalized after being assaulted during the robbery of his bait shop located next door to his home in the 400 block of West Pliler Precise Road. Mr. Morris was pronounced dead at Good Shepherd Medical Center on September 21, 2010 at around 2:30 p.m. Gregg County Justice of the Peace Arthur Fort has ordered an autopsy.

The robbery investigation is open and ongoing, but no arrests have been made at this time.

Detectives are asking for anyone with information about the robbery to contact Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP or online at www.greggcountycrimestoppers.com. A reward of up to $1000.00 may be paid for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in this case. Any information given will remain confidential.