Postal Service Supervisor Shot While Assisting Letter Carrier

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A U.S. Postal Supervisor is recovering after he was shot while on the job in Frayser Tuesday

Investigators say a group of men inside of a light gray or silver sedan pulled next to him near the intersection of Overton Crossing and Frayser Boulevard and started shooting. Federal investigators say the shooting appears to be a random act. 

“One of the occupants of the vehicle fired three shots at his vehicle. One of the bullets struck the supervisor in the upper left thigh,” said Gregory Newberry, case inspector for the U.S. Postal Service.

Newberry released surveillance video to Local 24 that shows a light color a light gray or silver 4-door sedan, believed to possibly be an older model Acura TL or Mitsubishi Galant occupied by four African-American males, that pulled alongside of him. The victim advised the front passenger fired multiple shots at his vehicle, striking him in the leg.

“It is a random event. We haven’t seen anything like this in Memphis. It’s still an ongoing investigation into the motive at this time, but it is rather unusual,” Newberry explained.

The supervisor’s name has not been released. The Postal Inspection Office and Memphis Police are investigating. 

Anyone with any information regarding the suspect is asked to contact the United States Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 or Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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