A USPS mail carrier that was shot and killed Saturday afternoon has been identified.

According to a news release from the Warren Police Department, the mail carrier has been identified as 33-year-old Jonte Davis (pictured below).

Davis was shot while inside his U.S. Postal Van by a suspect in a different vehicle. Life saving measures were taken at the scene of the shooting, on the corner of Scott Street NE and Olive Avenue NE. The shooting happened around 1:45 p.m.

He was later taken to Trumbull Regional Medical Center where he later died as a result of his wounds.

According to a 911 call from a neighbor, someone in a grey pickup truck drove by Davis's mail truck and fired four or five shots at him and then drove away toward Washington Street toward North Park Avenue.

Another caller told dispatchers that the mail truck drove off the road into a yard.

Warren Police, along side the Federal Bureau of Investigations and USPS Postal Inspectors  soon located the suspect's vehicle at 429 Maryland Ave NE. 

With the aid of the Mahoning Valley Crisis Response Team, the agencies conducted a search of the property. Several individuals were taken to the Warren Police Department to be interviewed, according to the news release.

However, it's important to note that Warren police have not detained anyone in relation to the shooting at this time.

Officials say they believe Davis and the suspect knew each other.

According to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

Mayor Doug Franklin told 21 News that officers are doing everything they can to locate the perpetrators.

He also offered his condolences to the family.
A family friend of Davis's tells 21 News Davis had 10 children between the ages of three and 14 years old. All of those kids are still in disbelief as to what happened.
A vigil will be held Thursday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m.at the Warren post office. Guests should wear green to represent Davis's favorite color. 
“He was a joy to be around. He was always smiling, a family man. Loved his mom, loved his brother. Trying to be a role model for his kids. Doing the right thing,” the friend said.
A GoFundMe has also been started for Davis. Those interested in donating can do so here.
Additionally, the USPS is offering $250,000 for information leading to the arrest of those involved with the homicide of the mail carrier.
"The Postal Inspection Service views the security and well-being of postal service employees as its top priority and will work tirelessly with our law enforcement partners to bring those responsible for this senseless crime to justice," said Ian Ortega, a U.S. Postal Inspector out of the USPS' Cleveland Office.

Those with information can call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 (say “Law Enforcement”) Reference Case No. 4262416-WPV

Anyone with information about this case is also being asked to contact Detective John Greaver at 330-841-2723 or at [email protected].

This is a developing news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.