Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Arrest Made in Freeway Shooting of Dallas Postal Employee

CRIME     Arrest made in shooting death of USPS driver     
       An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a U.S. Postal Service employee earlier this week CRIME Arrest made in shooting death of USPS driver An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a U.S. Postal Service employee earlier this week
Nellie Chapman | 24 February, 2018, 18:53

The man who allegedly shot and killed a USPS truck driver in Dallas, Texas, has been arrested after two men who were with him during the shooting turned him in to authorities. And at El Centro, a high school student was arrested for allegedly bringing a gun to the college.

Amanda McMurrey, an inspector for the U.S. Postal Service Inspection Service, confirmed the arrest of a suspect, Donnie Ferrell of Hutchins. The 25-year-old Texas driver was wanted in connection with the slaying of a United States Postal Service worker who was discovered dead inside his delivery truck on Monday, at 2:30 a.m.

Ferrell is expected to be arraigned on Thursday afternoon in Dallas.

A Department of Justice spokeswoman said the arrest was related to the early Monday morning shooting of 58-year-old Tony Mosby.

The U.S. attorney's office says two witnesses who were with Ferrell came forward to tell the Federal Bureau of Investigation that they saw him fire several shots from the front passenger seat of the vehicle they were all riding in at the rig Mosby was driving.

FBI investigators, Dallas police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service — the law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. Postal Service — cooperated to investigate the shooting.

The two said they had met up with Ferrell and another person for dinner at a Dallas restaurant before drinking alcohol together at a pool hall. One of the vehicle's occupants later asked Ferrell why he opened fire on the truck drove by the USPS employee, to which he responded that the man made him angry for making a rude gesture.

The SUV was reportedly swerving on the roadway, driving erratically around a USPS truck on Interstate 30. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.