Ohio postman shot on the job, $250k reward offered

WARREN, OH – A reward of $250,000 has been announced for any information that could lead to the arrest of the individual who fatally shot a U.S. Postal Service worker.

The incident occurred on Saturday, in Warren, Ohio, when law enforcement responded to a report of gunfire around 1:44 p.m. Upon arrival, they discovered 33-year-old Jonte Davis, a USPS employee, who had been shot while on duty.

Initial investigations suggest that Davis was shot inside his work vehicle by an individual in a separate vehicle. Despite immediate medical attention from officers and emergency medical technicians at the scene, Davis was transported to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The Warren Police Department stated that a vehicle suspected to be involved in the incident was found on a residential driveway a few hours later. A search warrant was obtained and executed for both the vehicle and the residence.

The police department confirmed that several individuals were brought in for questioning after evidence, including the suspect’s vehicle, was recovered from the scene. However, no arrests have been made yet in what the police are referring to as a “targeted attack”. It is speculated that the victim and the suspect were acquainted.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has announced a reward of $250,000 for any information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved in the murder, according to a press release.

Davis was remembered by friends and family as a kind, happy family man who was dedicated to providing for his family. A witness to the incident reported hearing six shots before rushing to the scene where they found Davis injured but still alive.