Mail Carrier Killed – Passed Away! A mailman was discovered shot and killed Thursday morning in Collier Township, and specialists said the man accused of his homicide said he accepted the mailman was harming him and his family. The U.S. Lawyer’s Office in Pittsburgh recognized the person in question, a mail transporter with the U.S. Postal Service, as 58-year-old Louis Vignone of Moon Township.
Specialists said Eric M. Kortz, 53, is accused of Vignone’s homicide. Kortz showed up for his arraignment before Chief U.S. Officer Judge Cynthia Eddy at 5 p.m. The U.S. Lawyer’s Office said it will ask that Kortz be held without bond.
The shooting on Suburban Avenue in Collier was accounted for instantly before 10:15 a.m., Allegheny County police said.
Specialists said that during a meeting with examiners, Kortz said he shot Vignone in light of the fact that he accepted that Vignone and Vignone’s family had harmed him and his family with cyanide when they were already neighbors.
Specialists said Kortz let examiners know that he knew about where Vignone worked and said he found Vignone on his mail course and “went to place a few projectiles in him.”
Specialists said Kortz let agents know that he then, at that point, dropped the gun at the scene, got into his van and headed to the Carnegie Borough Police Department to hand himself over.
Examiners discovered a gun and seven spent shell housings in a yard close to the USPS vehicle, specialists said.
The case is being explored by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Allegheny County Police Department and the Collier Township Police Department.
Inhabitants nearby revealed hearing discharges and seeing a white van leaving the region. A white van was subsequently seen stopped external the Carnegie police headquarters, encircled by yellow police tape, after the speculate handed himself over.
Debbie Bock says she and a worker for hire chipping away at her home, heard the shots and discovered Vignone on the ground and attempted to help, “he went after him to check whether there was a heartbeat and check whether there was anything could do yet obviously he was expired.”
Occupants depict Vignone as agreeable and an exceptionally recognizable face in the area subsequent to conveying mail there for somewhere around 15 years.