Three Arrested in Connection with Wisconsin Mail Carrier Slaying

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Milwaukee, WI – On December 27, 2022, three suspects were arrested on charges related to the murder of a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier.

On the night of December 9, 2022, at approximately 4:38 p.m., City Carrier Aundre Dwayne Cross was delivering mail in the 5000 block of N. 65th Street in Milwaukee. Video captured by a resident nearby showed a suspect exit a gray Audi Q5 and follow Cross down the street. In the video, a gunshot can be heard, and the suspect is seen running back to the vehicle and driving away.

Postal Inspectors filed a criminal complaint on December 28, alleging that Kevin McCaa (36) and Charles Ducksworth Jr. (26) murdered or aided and abetted the murder of a postal employee. The complaint also alleges that McCaa and Ducksworth Jr. discharged a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. If convicted of either charge, both McCaa and Ducksworth face a sentence of up to life in prison.

“These arrests should make very clear to criminals everywhere that the Postal Inspection Service will not rest when it comes to solving attacks like this,” said Chicago Division Acting Inspector in Charge Kai Pickens. “If you harm one of our employees, we will find you and put you behind bars. My thanks to everyone who contributed to identifying, locating, and apprehending these suspects. Though no words can ever undo this terrible crime, we can at least say that these arrests are another step toward securing justice for Aundre Cross.”

The complaint also charges both suspects with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during and in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. McCaa is separately charged with possession of ammunition despite being a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(8).

“Protecting USPS employees is the Postal Inspection Service’s number one priority,” said Chief Postal Inspector Gary Barksdale. “In the tragic event that a postal employee is killed in the performance of his or her duty, we spare no expense—whether in time or resources—to hunt down the culprit. Anyone thinking about attacking one of our employees should know that, though they may run for many years and across many borders, we will never stop pursuing until they are in custody.”

Also arrested and named in the criminal complaint is Milwaukee resident Shanelle McCoy (34) for providing materially false statements to law enforcement investigating the murder, as well as committing misprision (deliberate concealment of one’s knowledge of a treasonable act or a felony).

It is important to note that a criminal complaint contains charges that are only allegations against a person. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.


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