USPS offering up to $10,000 reward after mail carrier shot on Cleveland’s east side

News

CLEVELAND (WJW) — A United States Postal Service worker was shot in the arm on Cleveland‘s east side Wednesday afternoon.

It happened on East 88th Street near Wade Park Avenue. Witnesses told police the mail carrier and the suspect were arguing about a possible road rage incident before hearing multiple gunshots.

A neighbor and a man working nearby found the 64-year-old victim on the ground and bleeding, according to the police report. He was taken to University Hospitals for treatment.

The victim has worked for the USPS for 36 years and was filling in on a different route, the police report said.

The USPS said it is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the shooting.

A statement from the USPS to FOX 8 says:

Postal Inspectors continue to monitor the situation very closely, as the Postal Inspection Service takes the security and well-being of postal service employees very seriously and remains focused on the needs and safety of its employees.  If anyone has any information related to the incident on E 88th today please contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

FOX 8 Cleveland Weather // Quick Links:

Hot on FOX 8

More Viral