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The Latest: Suspect in Ohio postal worker massacre charge

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Latest on the slaughter of two U. S. Postal Service employees in Ohio (all times are local):

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A disgruntled mail carrier accused in the massacre of his supervisor at an Ohio post office and a postal inspector outside her apartment complex, is charged with aggravated murder.

The employee is established in Franklin County Municipal Court records, as well as the 24-year-old DeShaune Stewart, of Columbus.

Stewart is accused of fatally shooting Lance Dempsey shortly before 4:30 a.m. Saturday at the post office in Dublin. Police say Stewart drove to a Columbus apartment complex in the area and shot the postal inspector in a parking lot nearly three hours later. Police say Stewart had already faced with dismissal from his job and was nude when he was arrested.

Stewart could not be reached for comment while in custody.

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12:35 pm

Police say a postal worker fatally shot his supervisor in a suburb of Columbus post office and then killed a postal inspector outside her apartment.

The Columbus Dispatch reports, the male suspect in the massacre Saturday was arrested outside the apartment, and that a gun was recovered.

The police in Dublin say that the defendant killed 52-year-old Lance Dempsey in that city post office around 4:30 pm

A Columbus homicide detective says the suspect killed the postal inspector about three hours later, after waiting for her outside her apartment. The detective says that her body was found between two cars.

The police says that the suspect was facing discipline for workplace infractions. He and the inspector have not yet been identified.

The postal service issued a statement on Saturday, referring questions to the U. S. Attorney’s Office.

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