Last Thursday US postal carrier Ed McDaniel was shot while on delivery in southwest Charlotte on Archer Ave. near Clanton Rd. He was rushed to the hospital and brought to a stable condition. He will now need several surgeries but he is expected to recover.
USPS’s Assistant Inspector-in-Charge Scott Fix noted that McDaniel was with the postal service for over 11 years. He said the agency is now committed to doing whatever it takes to find McDaniel’s shooter.
“The safety of our employees is paramount to our agency,” Fix said. “It is our mission. So, for us, we’ve brought in resources from as far as Miami and up to Washington D.C. We’ve brought in approximately 25 additional inspectors to help supplement our local inspectors.”
After over a week of no new clues from CMPD, officers with the USPS have been going door-to-door around southwest Charlotte delivering ‘Wanted’ posters.
The posters read:
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) who assaulted a USPS Letter Carrier while he was delivering mail on the 3600 block of Archer Avenue in the West side of Charlotte, NC 28217. The USPS Letter Carrier was shot and suffered serious bodily injuries. The assault occurred on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at approximately 1:30 pm.
TAKE NO ACTION TO APPREHEND THIS PERSON YOURSELF
If you have any information about this incident, please contact the:
U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 (select Option 2)
Call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly with a Homicide Unit Detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.