Reward in Postal Worker Shooting Doubled

Postal Service offers $50,000 in shooting of 60-year-old Bruce Parton

By Brian hamacher
|  Thursday, Dec 9, 2010  |  Updated 11:15 AM EDT
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Reward in Postal Worker Shooting Doubled

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The reward for information leading to an arrest in the shooting of a U.S. postal worker has been doubled to $50,000, the Postal Inspection Service announced Thursday.

Letter carrier Bruce Parton was shot Monday afternoon as he made his rounds at an apartment complex on Northwest 4th Avenue and 165th Street in Biscayne Gardens.

Police said Parton, 60, was shot several times.

The suspect is described as a black male, six feet tall, long dreadlocks, 25-30 years old, who was wearing all black with a red jacket. He was last seen fleeing the area on foot.

Tips on the shooting can be called into 1-888-876-5322.

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