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4th person charged in connection to death of USPS mail carrier, Aundre Cross

Aundre Cross was shot and killed in Milwaukee on Dec. 9
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Posted at 11:01 AM, Jan 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-19 18:19:33-05

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — A fourth person has been charged in connection to the murder of United States Postal Service (USPS) employee Aundre Cross.

Cross, 44, was shot and killed in Milwaukee on Dec. 9, in what federal investigators describe as a targeted attack. It happened while he was delivering mail near North 65th Street and West Villard Avenue.

Since then, three people had been charged in connection to his death. However, TMJ4 News just learned of a fourth.

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Court drawing of Shanelle McCoy on Jan. 19, 2023

This comes as the other three people charged in Cross’ death, pleaded not guilty during their arraignment in federal court Thursday.

Kevin McCaa, 36, and Charles Ducksworth Jr., 26, listened as a judge read the charges against them and the potential penalties, which could be life in prison.

Their defense attorneys and prosecutors will now review evidence and plan for trial.

The families of both McCaa and Ducksworth were in the courtroom but declined to comment.

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Court drawing of Kevin McCaa in court.

Another relative of one of the men is also now charged in the case.

According to court documents, the older sister of Charles Ducksworth - Lakisha Ducksworth - texted her brother home security video of Cross delivering mail to her house three days before Cross was shot and killed. She is charged with making false statements to the police. They say she told them she didn’t have security video and didn’t text her brother.

The third suspect in the postal worker murder was arraigned Thursday - Charles Ducksworth Jr., 26. His older sister, Lakisha Ducksworth, has now also been charged in connection with the crime for making false statements.

Previous coverage: Three charged in the death of on-duty postal worker in Milwaukee

Shanelle McCoy, 34, is also charged with lying to investigators about McCaa using her car, the day Cross was killed. She too pleaded not guilty in federal court Thursday.

While this is really just the beginning of court proceedings, postal workers and those who loved Cross say it's a small step toward justice.

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