The Latest: Police name suspect in slaying of NY UPS driver
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a UPS driver outside a Wal-Mart store in upstate New York (all times local):
Authorities have identified the man accused of fatally shooting a UPS truck driver as a 38-year-old upstate New York man with no prior connection to the victim.
Ithaca police say Justin Barkley, of Dryden, is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of 52-year-old William Schumacher, of Candor. His lawyer couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday. Police haven’t disclosed a motive.
Susan Rosenberg, a spokeswoman for Atlanta-based package delivery company, says the driver was about four weeks into his second stint as a seasonal driver when he was slain early Thursday morning while taking a break in the parking lot of a 24-hour Wal-Mart superstore in Ithaca.
UPS says a company truck driver who was shot and killed outside a Wal-Mart store in upstate New York was a seasonal employee who had stopped to get something to eat.
Susan Rosenberg, a spokeswoman for Atlanta-based package delivery company, says the driver was about four weeks into his second stint as a seasonal driver when he was slain early Thursday morning in the parking lot of a 24-hour superstore in Ithaca.
Rosenberg says the driver was taking a break on his overnight shift to get something to eat at the store when he was shot. She says he was driving a tractor-trailer that hauls packages between processing hubs, not one of the company’s familiar brown delivery trucks.
Police say the man who shot the 52-year-old driver surrendered later Thursday morning.
The driver’s name hasn’t been released.
Police say a man suspected of killing a UPS driver in a New York Wal-Mart parking lot is in custody after a standoff.
Officials say the fatal shooting occurred at around 12:50 a.m. Thursday outside an Ithaca store. Police say the victim was a 52-year-old man.
While investigating the shooting, police spotted a car that matched the description of a vehicle seen fleeing. Officers attempted to pull the car over, but the driver didn’t stop until reaching a driveway at a home in Dryden.
Authorities say the suspect exited the vehicle, fired a shot at police and ran into the house, believed to be his own.
Police say the suspect surrendered around 9:45 a.m. after a negotiator spoke with him through a robot a SWAT team inserted into the home.