A Pittsburgh man already charged in state court with attacking a mailman in January in Perry North has been indicted on federal charges related to the alleged assault with an AK-47 pistol.
Martinel Humphries, 28, was charged Tuesday with assault on a federal employee, use of a gun during a violent crime and possession of a gun by a felon.
Humphries shot at the postal worker on Jan. 5, according to police and postal inspectors.
The worker told police he had just delivered mail around 2 p.m. on Waldorf Street in Perry North when a gunman opened fire on him.
The shots missed, although they hit a house nearby. Witnesses told Pittsburgh police they saw a man shooting at the carrier from a blue car, which police found in the 3900 block of Oakdale Street.
A homeowner’s video surveillance camera showed the suspect get out of the running car carrying a gun and walking through a wooded area toward Woods Run Avenue.
Officers found a man in the 900 block of Woods Run matching the description of the shooter and later identified him as Humphries. The mail carrier identified him as the man who shot at him, police said.
Police recovered an AK-47 pistol from the scene.