Milwaukee postal worker fatally shot Friday identified as Aundre Cross

Milwaukee postal worker fatally shot Friday identified as Aundre Cross

The U.S. Postal Service employee who was shot and killed Friday while delivering mail on Milwaukee̵[ads1]7;s north side has been identified as Aundre Cross.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service of Chicago confirmed Cross’ identity to the Journal Sentinel. The agency said Saturday it is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the killing.

A spokesman for the agency said it would not be releasing any further information at this time. The Chicago-based agency will coordinate with Milwaukee Police on the ongoing investigation. Cross was 44 and a father of four, according to Milwaukee police.

A friend and former co-worker, who asked to be identified simply as Tia R., told the Journal Sentinel that she worked with Cross for seven years before leaving the USPS in 2021.

“He was a mentor to everybody,” she said. “He was always ready with a prayer, a joke or a story. He never let anyone leave (any situation) without a smile on his face.”

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

Tia said she met Cross when the two worked out of the Teutonia post office several years ago. They then worked together at the Hampton Avenue station.

“He has two postal families,” she said. “Two groups of postal workers both past and present remembering him.”

Aundre Cross remembered as a positive and caring person

Tia remembers Cross as someone who was always positive, always working to put a smile on someone’s face “when they were grieving or going through something.” She has many memories of “getting into trouble with him,” she said jokingly.

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