80-year-old's death ruled homicide

John Morris
John Morris

Released by Longview Police Department

LONGVIEW, TX - The Southeast Texas Forensics Center in Tyler, Texas has issued autopsy results in the death of 80-year-old John Morris, ruling his death as a homicide.

Mr. Morris was seriously injured and hospitalized after being assaulted during the robbery of his bait shop in the 400 block of West Pliler Precise Road on July 31, 2010.  Mr. Morris died at Good Shepherd Medical Center on September 21, 2010.

The homicide investigation is open and ongoing and detectives are awaiting the analysis of evidence in the case that may lead to a suspect.  There have been no arrests 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.