November 24, 2013
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Police say a postal worker has been shot and killed in Prince George's County while he was on duty.
Police say officers were called to Reed Street in Landover on Saturday evening and found a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Sunday, police identified the victim as 26-year-old Tyson Jerome Barnette of Upper Marlboro. Investigators say Barnette was a U.S. Postal Service employee who was on duty at the time.
Police are trying to identify suspects and a motive in the case. Investigators are asking any witnesses to call Prince George's County police with information.
The National Association of Letter Carriers released a statement saying the incident shows the need for safety considerations in how and when mail is delivered.