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Carlos Morris shot dead in prison


Former Venezuelan basketball player Carlos Morris, who was in prison for extortion and kidnapping, was killed in Cumana, 300 kilometers east of Caracas. He was only 39.

Unofficially it was learned that the death of the former member of Venezuelan national team came amid a fight between prisoners. Another version is that Morris tried to escape.

The announcement of the death of Morris, 39 years old, did Carmelo Cortez, president of the Venezuelan Basketball Federation, in his Twitter account.

In May 2013, a year after winning the title of the Professional Basketball League with Marinos de Anzoategui, Morris was arrested in Puerto La Cruz, while touring with Guaros de Lara, for being involved with a band of extortion and kidnapping.

Between 1993 and 2013, Morris played in the LPB with Panteras de Miranda, Cocodrilos de Caracas, Toros de Aragua, Gatos de Monagas, Deportivo Táchira, Bucaneros de La Guaira, Marinos and Guaros. His career totals were 6,604 points (9,3 average), 1,353 total rebounds (1,9), 719 triples (1,0), 1106 assists (1,4), 888 steals (1,2), 43 blocks (0,1) and 16,259 minutes (23 per game) in 711 games played.

Tomás Morris, brother of Carlos, serves as a sports manager Guaros. He was also a professional player.
Matias Barmat (@worldhoopstats)

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