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Coroner: Morgan City chief's death a suicide

3 years 3 months 2 weeks ago February 03, 2014 Feb 3, 2014 Monday, February 03 2014 February 03, 2014 4:30 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BILOXI, Miss. - The fatal shooting of the Morgan City, La., police chief at a Biloxi casino hotel has been ruled a suicide.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove tells The Sun-Herald Monday that 46-year-old Travis Anthony Crouch died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

Crouch had gone to Biloxi on Friday with a group of friends who had separate hotel rooms at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Detective Sgt. Christopher De Back says one of Crouch's friends found him in a hotel room. Police were notified of the shooting about 11:05 p.m. Friday.

Crouch was a 22-year veteran of the Morgan City Police Department and had been the city's police chief for nearly a year.

Funeral services will be Friday in Morgan City.

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