A driver for the U.S. Postal Service who was shot to death in a mail truck at about 2:20 a.m. Monday has been identified, according to Dallas police.
Police said the victim in the shooting was 58-year-old Tony Mosby.
Early on Monday morning officers were dispatched to 110 Interstate 30 near the I-35E Mixmaster regarding a shooting. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Eastbound lanes of I-30 and the ramp to southbound I-35E were closed as police and the Dallas Country medical examiner investigated. Police said the truck crashed into a guardrail after the shooting.
Dallas police said It's unknown what prompted the shooting. Through their initial investigation, detectives have learned that the location is about a mile from where a Dallas police squad car was fired upon Feb. 8.
However, police said at this point in the investigation there is no evidence linking the two crimes.
According to the USPS website, the organization offers a reward for the unlawful killing of any officer or employee of the Postal Service while engaged in or on account of the performance of his or her official duties. In this case, the USPS is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects who shot and killed Mosby.
Following Mosby's death, in a press release, Thomas L. Noyes, the U.S. Postal Service Inspector in charge of the Fort Worth Division said safety of postal employees is of the utmost importance.
“Postal Inspectors will ensure this offense is investigated and the perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," said Noyes.
Dallas police are asking anyone with information on the shooting to contact homicide detectives at 214-671-3632 or 214-701-8453. You can also contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876- 2455 (select Emergency).