Family of delivery man killed on the job speaks out - - Jackson, MS

Family of delivery man killed on the job speaks out

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Jackson man was shot and killed on the job Friday.  His family talked exclusively to WLBT about his life and tragic death.  Shots rang out around 3:30 p.m.  Friday at the Super Saver convenience store on Medgar Evers Boulevard. 

According to Jackson Police, 45-year-old William Morris was delivering merchandise to the store when two men with t-shirts covering their faces shot Morris multiple times.  He later died at UMC.  Police said the men were trying to rob Morris, but got away with nothing.

"They treated him like he was nothing.  He wasn't a dog, you know?  He didn't hurt anybody. He was a hard worker.  He worked.  He provided.  He helped his family.  He was one of our role models in our family and he is gone," said Morris' younger sister Caroline Thompson.

"Just in a moment in a twinkle of an eye.  Here today and gone tomorrow.  We're hurt.  Words can not explain what we, our family, what we are feeling," said Morris' older sister Jacqueline Morris.

William Morris leaves behind a wife and three children.  The suspects are described as black men wearing t-shirts around their faces, also wearing black shirts and black shorts.  If you have any information please call Jackson Police at (601) 960-1234.

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