Postal worker killed in Milwaukee while delivering mail

A postal worker was shot and killed on Milwaukee’s north side while delivering mail Friday, Dec. 9, according to police.

The shooting happened near 65th and Lancaster around 6 p.m. Police identified the victim as a 44-year-old man who died at the scene. He had 18 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service also confirmed a letter carrier was the victim of the shooting. FOX6 News at the scene found a USPS vehicle within the perimeter established by police.

MPD is looking for whoever is responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call MPD at 414-935-7360; to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or use the P3 tips app.

Milwaukee police are leading the investigation with help from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the FBI.

Statement from U.S. Postal Inspection Service:

“The safety and security of Postal employees is a top priority of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The Postal Inspection Service is leading this investigation with support from local law enforcement. If you have any information related to this matter, please contact Postal Inspectors immediately at 877-876-2455 or the Milwaukee Police Department.”

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So sad, may God watch over the Carrier’s family and friends. This is unacceptable, a career employee loses his life doing his job and serving the public. I have full faith that the USPIS will investigate this crime and bring the suspect/s to justice. As for the FBI being involved in the case, I guess if they are helping that is ok but this is a USPIS matter and are in charge.