An autopsy will be performed Monday on a man Longview Police believe is responsible with several motel robberies in the city.
Longview Police Public Information Officer Shaun Pendleton said an officer was getting fuel on Spur 63 when he saw a vehicle matching the description of the robber enter the Ramada Inn parking lot.
The officer found the truck behind the building and approached the man, identified as 29-year-old David Cody Stewart of Nacogdoches, standing near it. Stewart fled and the officer then heard one shot and found him dead near the vehicle.
Pendleton said the officer did not fire his weapon and no one else was injured during this incident.
Pendleton said Stewart was wearing the same clothing as described to officers in other robberies.