UPDATE: Smith Co. Sheriff's Office locates stolen car in shooting

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 4:02pm

TYLER — Smith County officials say they have located 25-year-old Thomas Morrow's car which was taken from him Monday night after he was shot six times.

Authorities say the car was found abandoned in Garland, TX late afternoon on Tuesday.

More details coming soon.

TYLER — A spokesman for the Smith County Sheriff's Office has revealed details of Monday night's shooting near the Pilot truck stop.

Officials say the shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. on County Road 310 near FM 14.

When deputies arrived on scene, Thomas Morrow was conscious and was able to tell the authorities about the incident.
The 23-year-old says he was attacked by four guys, one he knew named "Chopper". His real name is unknown and is described as a 5' 10" black male.

Officials say one of the attackers shot him 4 times- family members tell us 6- with a gun and the group stole his car, a 2001 gray Saturn 4-door with a black hood, license plate LLS624.

After he was shot four times, Morrow got up and went to a known nearby neighbors house, but they were not home. He then walked about a mile to the truck stop where he was expected to meet some other people from Dallas that he knew.

Morrow is in a local hospital and is expected to recover.

Morrow is also the victim of robbery a few weeks ago that he reported to Tyler police.

The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Thomas Morrow.



Smith County officials received a call from the Pilot Truck Stop on FM 14 in Tyler around 8:15 Monday night.

The 911 caller tells dispatchers, a middle-aged man was seen walking across the truck stop full of blood.

At this time, we believe the man was shot at least 4 times.

Authorities tell KFXK, the man was actually shot one mile away from the truck stop and carjacked.

The man was taken to a local hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.


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