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Police: On-duty postal worker slain

on November 25, 2013 10:20 AM

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Police say a postal worker has been shot to death while delivering mail about 10 miles from the nation’s capital.

Police said they were called to a street Saturday evening in Landover and found Tyson Jerome Barnette, 26, dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Police are trying to identify suspects and a motive.

U.S. Postal Service spokesman Frank Schissler said it’s rare for a postal worker to be killed while delivering mail, but it has happened.

A postal worker was killed north of Houston in May and in 2010, a deliveryman in Miami was shot to death.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the shooting.

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