Naked Ohio postal worker kills supervisor and postmaster in separate shootings

From Dayton Daily News
A U.S. Postal employee is accused killing the Dublin Postmaster and his supervisor in separate shootings today at the Dublin post office and a Columbus apartment complex.

According to court documents, three witnesses said they saw Stewart, who was naked, shoot 52-year-old Lance Herrera-Dempsey in the Dublin post office shortly before 5 a.m. Herrera-Dempsey was Stewart’s direct supervisor, and Stewart was under investigation by the U.S Postal Service, police told our media partner, WBNS-TV in Columbus.

Stewart then is accused of fatally shooting 53-year-old Ginger E. Ballard, the Dublin Postmaster, at the Bowland Place apartments in north Columbus. A 3-year-old child was involved in the incident but was safe inside a vehicle, police said. More

From NY Daily News
An Ohio mail carrier at risk of losing his job walked naked into a Dublin post office where he’s accused of fatally shooting his boss before targeting the postal inspector leading the investigation into his workplace violations.

DeShaune K. Stewart sent panicked postal workers fleeing from their workplace early Saturday morning when he entered the building and allegedly gunned down his immediate supervisor, 52-year-old Lance Maurice Herrera Dempsey, police said.

His co-workers told officers Stewart was naked when he entered the building through the sorting bay ahead of his shift, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Columbus Dispatch.

Dublin Police Lt. Steve Farmer told the newspaper he did not threaten his other co-workers, but rather targeted Dempsey.

Authorities suspect the 24-year-old then made his way to an apartment complex on Bowland Place, where he waited in his car for his second target.

Police responded around 7 a.m. to reports of a man chasing a woman with a gun and discovered the body of the postal inspector between a pair of parked cars, Columbus Homicide squad Sgt. David Sicilian told the newspaper. More

PEN Editor
At this  time there are conflicting reports regarding the victims of this crime. Some sources say that Stewart murdered his supervisor and the postmaster – other sources tell us that the victims were Stewart’s supervisor and a postal inspector. We do believe that the victims were Stewart’s supervisor and the local postmaster.

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