Mail carrier fatally shot in postal van in Ohio

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A message bearer successful Ohio was fatally changeable successful his postal van complete nan weekned successful what constabulary judge was a targeted attack.

Jonte Davis, 33, was wounded “while wrong his U.S. postal van by a fishy successful different vehicle,” Warren constabulary said Sunday connected Facebook.

Officers said they responded to a study of shots fired astir 1:45 p.m. Saturday successful nan 600 Block of Olive Avenue NE successful Warren, a metropolis successful northeast Ohio.

Police and emergency aesculapian unit performed live-saving measures connected Davis, who later died from his wounds astatine nan Trumbull Regional Medical Center, constabulary said.

Within hours aft constabulary responded to nan shooting scene, a fishy conveyance was recovered connected a driveway astatine a residence connected Maryland Avenue NE, constabulary said. A hunt warrant for nan location and nan conveyance was obtained, constabulary said.

No 1 pinch Warren constabulary could beryllium instantly reached for remark Monday day to supply an update connected nan case.

“Several individuals” person been interviewed astatine nan department’s constabulary station, according to nan constabulary statement.

However, constabulary added, “There is nary 1 successful custody astatine this clip for this targeted attack. It is believed astatine this clip that nan unfortunate and suspect(s) knew each other.”

The FBI and USPS are assisting pinch nan investigation, constabulary said. No 1 pinch nan FBI’s agency successful Cleveland could beryllium instantly reached for comment.

Warren is astir 60 miles southeast of downtown Cleveland.

Antonio Planas

Antonio Planas is simply a breaking news newsman for NBC News Digital.