Milwaukee mailman shot, killed on the job after 18 years of service
An investigation is underway in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after a veteran mailman was shot on the job Friday night.
Milwaukee police said officers responded to reports of an injured person in the 5000 block of N. 65th Street around 5:59 p.m.
Police said the victim died at the scene gunshot wound.
The victim was later identified as a 44-year-old man who was on duty at United States Postal Service. His name was not released, but police said he had worked for the USPS for more than 18 years.
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According to Fox 6 Milwaukee, The US Postal Inspection Service also confirmed that the victim was a letter carrier.
“That’s the most devastating part — like, we all get up every day to go to work to provide for our families,” neighbor Jeff Brown said outside the store. “Is it really that bad that we have to look over our shoulders to go provide for our families?”
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Police said it’s unclear what led to the shooting, but the incident is under investigation. The US Postal Inspection Service and the FBI are assisting Milwaukee police in the case.
Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson released the following statement hours after the shooting:
“The shooting death of a postal worker in Milwaukee is troubling. My thoughts are with the victim’s family and colleagues. The postal worker in this murder was a government employee, which makes this crime even more disturbing. Criminals responsible for death and damage in our city must be brought to justice. To accomplish this, anyone with information about this crime or any other serious crime in Milwaukee should come forward.”
As of late Friday evening, there were no known suspects and no arrests.
“The Milwaukee Police Department sends our sincere condolences to the victim’s family and to the USPS for loss of their member”, the department said in a statement.
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Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call MPD at 414-935-7360. Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or through the P3 tip app.
The USPS did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for a statement.
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