Three Charged in Fatal Shooting of USPS Mail Carrier

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MILWAUKEE—Three radical person been charged successful national tribunal successful transportation with the fatal shooting of U.S. Postal Service worker Aundre Cross, national prosecutors successful Milwaukee announced Thursday.

Cross, 44, was delivering mail successful Milwaukee connected Dec. 9 erstwhile helium was changeable and killed.

Kevin McCaa, 36, and Charles Ducksworth Jr., 26, are accused of shooting and sidesplitting the message carrier, and Shanelle McCoy, 34, is accused of providing mendacious statements to instrumentality enforcement, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

According to the transgression complaint, surveillance videos showed 2 suspects pursuing Cross for astir an hr connected Dec. 9. After exiting a conveyance without licence plates, idiosyncratic approached Cross from behind, and a gunshot is heard.

The conveyance belonged to McCoy. She told instrumentality enforcement that she was utilizing the conveyance astatine the clip of the shooting to marque DoorDash deliveries. However, investigators recovered footage of McCoy utilizing a antithetic vehicle—one that belonged to Ducksworth—at that clip to marque deliveries, and switching backmost to her ain conveyance later.

It was not wide wherefore Cross was shot. He had worked for the USPS for 18 years. A erstwhile co-worker said helium had 4 children, and others remembered him for his affirmative attitude.

U.S. Attorney Gregory Haanstad said the constabulary worked with the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and different federal, authorities and section partners to present the charges.

“If you harm 1 of our employees, we volition find you and enactment you down bars,” Kai Pickens, the acting inspector-in-charge of the Chicago Division U.S. Postal Inspection Service, said successful a statement.

Ducksworth’s attorney, Robert LeBell, said he’ll cognize much astir the lawsuit aft prosecutors crook implicit grounds to him but promised to support Ducksworth arsenic “vigorously arsenic imaginable to marque definite his innocence is protected.”

McCaa and McCoy’s attorneys didn’t instantly instrumentality messages.

The Associated Press