Reward increased for mailman's killer
MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- The postal service has doubled a reward to $50,000 in hopes of finding the gunman responsible for killing a mail carrier earlier this week.
Police said, 60-year-old Bruce Parton was shot and killed on his delivery route Monday. The shooting happened along Northwest 165th Street and Second Avenue.
Investigators said the gunman then took off in Parton's mail truck but abandoned it a short time later, only a block from the shooting scene.
Police have been handing out flyers and going door-to-door for information ever since. Police believe the motive of this shooting was robbery and said they are looking into absolutely everything to solve this case.
Authorities are hoping the increase in the reward will lead to the tip they need to arrest a suspect. "We're trying to get the highest intensity that we can possibly have. We've had leads come in, and we want to make sure that anything we can do to draw additional leads, and this might do it," said Henry Gutierrez, with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Investigators said Parton was a family man who really loved his job.
If you have any information on this murder, call the US Postal Inspection Service at 1-888-876-5322. You may be eligible for a reward of $25,000 for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.
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