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Family asking community for help after father killed during home invasion gone wrong

Posted at 9:32 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 22:32:40-04

BRYAN, TX — A home invasion gone wrong left one man dead on the doorsteps of his own home.

Rodnika Morrison got a call from her stepmother Tuesday with the heartbreaking news that her father had been shot.

”Late last night, somebody just came and tried to run in the house, and they end up shooting him in the process,” she explained.

Morrison lives an hour and a half away and instantly hopped in the car to come to Bryan.

One neighbor described the scene like it was straight out of a movie

”I woke up probably around 1:40 a.m. I don’t know if I was going to the restroom or what, but I peeked out the window. Man I see red and blue down the street, and I see three laws run through here with shotguns and one dude like, "He went that way,"” said neighbor Jesse Carrington.

Morrison says her father Roderick Ray Morrison was a family man. She is now reaching out to the community and urging anyone who knows anything to notify the family or Bryan PD.

”My father was a really good dude, loving family man. He had a granddaughter, a daughter. He had two sons, a whole family to live for. He was a good person. He didn’t deserve this,” said Morrison.

Bryan PD has been providing the victim's family with support, and Morrison says they appreciate the hospitality they have been provided so far.

”It’s day time now, so they wanted to stop by and make sure they didn’t miss anything, so I appreciated that. Like they really seem like they’re helping, and right now that’s all we can ask for,” said Morrison.

The family says they are surrounded by many friends and other family members who have showed their support and are helping the family get through this difficult time.

”Trying to come together, trying to stay strong, trying to figure everything out one step at a time,” said Morrison.

The family simply wants justice for what was done. According to Morrison, all she knows is there were two suspects involved and they drove off in a burgundy Nissan Altima.

The Bryan Police Department is still investigating the crime, and says they believe this was not a random act of violence.