Milwaukee postal employee fatally shot Friday recognized as Aundre Cross

The U.S. Postal Service worker who was shot and killed Friday whereas delivering mail on the north aspect of Milwaukee has been recognized as Aundre Cross.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service out of Chicago confirmed Cross’ id to the Journal Sentinel. The company stated Saturday it’s providing a reward of as much as $50,000 for data resulting in the arrest and conviction of these concerned within the murder.

An company spokesman stated it might not be offering any extra data at the moment. The Chicago-based company will probably be coordinating with Milwaukee Police on the continued investigation. Cross was 44 and the daddy of 4 kids, based on Milwaukee police.

A good friend and former co-worker, who requested to be recognized merely as Tia R., advised the Journal Sentinel she labored with Cross for seven years earlier than leaving the USPS in 2021.

“He was a mentor to everyone,” she stated. “He was all the time prepared with a prayer, a joke or a narrative. He by no means let anyone depart (any scenario) and not using a smile on their face.”

Tia R. (middle) stands with Aundre Cross (right). Cross was shot and killed Friday night while delivering mail on Milwaukee's north side.

Tia stated she met Cross when the 2 labored out of the Teutonia postal station a number of years in the past. They then labored collectively on the Hampton Avenue station.

“He has two postal households,” she stated. “Two teams of postal staff each previous and current who’re remembering him.”

Aundre Cross remembered as a constructive and caring individual

Tia remembers Cross as an individual who was all the time constructive, all the time working to place a smile on somebody’s face “each time they have been grieving or going by means of one thing.” She has many reminiscences of “getting in bother with him,” she stated jokingly.

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