UPDATE 2:30PM DECEMBER 10TH
A reward has now been posted as investigators search for the man involved in the homicide of a United States Postal Service (USPS) Letter Carrier Friday night.
In a bulletin, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. The agency has also confirmed the identity of the man killed as 44-year-old Aundre Cross, also known as Dre Cross. The shooting took place around 4:38 PM near North 65th and Lancaster. Police later responded around 6pm.
Reaction to Cross’ death has been felt by those he worked with, along with many who have posted on social media. Cross was a father of 4 and was a deacon at his local church.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 and say “Law Enforcement,” or to contact Milwaukee Police Department at (414) 935-7360.
There’s already a growing memorial for Aundre where the tragedy happened. The postal community told me yesterday they are heartbroken over losing their coworker and friend. https://t.co/Uxt1GjZmkL pic.twitter.com/awV1QeP5tl— Mariam Mackar (@mariammackar) December 10, 2022
ORIGINAL STORY, 11:30AM DECEMBER 10TH
A 44-year-old Postal Carrier was shot and killed near 65th and Lancaster Friday night on Milwaukee’s north side.
Milwaukee police responded around 6pm to the scene, where the victim was pronounced dead. The worker in question was delivering mail at the time, and was an 18-year veteran of the Postal Service.
Postal workers were on scene grieving when authorities arrived. Neighbors say the area is typically very quiet, and the man killed was a kind spirit and a father of four.
“To see someone that’s a pillar in our community…doing what all of us are doing [which is] trying to provide for his family…to even imagine someone would even want to do any harm to him is just outrageous” said neighbor Jeff Brown.
Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson released the following statement Friday night:
“The shooting death of a Milwaukee postal worker is alarming. My thoughts are with the victim’s family and colleagues. The postal worker in this homicide was a public servant, which makes this crime even more disturbing. Criminals responsible for death and harm in our city must be held accountable. To accomplish that, anyone with information about this crime, or other serious crime in Milwaukee, should step forward.”
The Milwaukee Police Department is being assisted in their criminal investigation by the United States Postal Investigation Service and the FBI.