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Coroner: Morgan City chief's death a suicide

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 5:30 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: morgan city, police chief, travis anthony crouch

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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