Affidavit: Postal carrier shot over drug dispute
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – An affidavit filed in federal court says the shooting of a U.S. postal worker in Louisville was the result of a drug deal.
According to court documents made public Monday, investigators suspect the Feb. 10 shooting stemmed from a dispute over a drug-trade arrangement involving mail carrier Da’Ron Lester and a man who lived on his route, Marcus Bennett.
Investigators say Bennett was sitting in the passenger seat of a car as his brother, Eric Bennett, fired multiple shots at Lester as he drove the mail truck.
Lester says Marcus Bennett had asked him to deliver packages of drugs. He hasn’t been charged.
Marcus Bennett is charged with assaulting a federal employee and discharging a firearm during the commission of a violent felony.
Eric Bennett is charged with first-degree assault and attempted murder. He has pleaded not guilty.
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