POSTED: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 12:44pm
Longview, TX — Milton Morrison was at home in California when he got the call this past month telling him one man had been killed and others wounded in a grisly shooting in the parking lot of an apartment complex he owns in Longview.
“The apartment manager called me and also one of the tenants,” Morrison recalled. “They were saying everything was chaotic, so crazy and what was going on.”
One man died in the robbery-shooting that night. Two others were wounded. Five people have been jailed in connection with the incident — two on capital murder charges.
The murder, mayhem and ensuing publicity have, in Morrison’s mind, put Signal Hill Apartments and the people who live there in a bad light — unjustly.
“I want people to know, the people who live there are decent, hardworking folks,” Morrison said. “Some of them have lived there 16 years. Everybody seems to forget that crime came to them. They didn’t commit that crime. They’re as concerned as everybody else about crime.”
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