BOSTON (MyFoxBostom.com) – A second suspect was arrested overnight in the December 2013 shooting of a U.S. Postal worker.
Keyon Taylor, 21, of Boston, was arrested near Blue Hill Avenue early Monday morning.
Taylor is expected to be arraigned in federal court Monday on charges of conspiracy, kidnapping a federal employee, and assault on a federal employee.
The 21-year-old's arrest comes less than one week after a Dorchester man was arrested and charged in connection to the attempted robbery.
Maurice Williams Miner-Gittens, 23, was arrested on Jan. 22 and also charged with conspiracy to rob, attempted robbery and kidnapping of a federal employee.
Investigators allege a letter carrier was delivering packages just before Christmas when Taylor jumped into his truck and held a gun to his head.
The postal worker was shot in the wrist, beaten with the gun, kicked, told to take off his uniform and lie face down. Taylor reportedly then took the worker's keys and began to drive away in the truck.
The worker jumped out of the back of the truck even though he was bleeding profusely. Investigators say Taylor continued to drive before getting out of the truck and running away. He left footprints in the snow and a spot of blood on a fence, which led officials to find a recycling bin with the postal worker's uniform, cell phone and keys inside.
Police claim Miner-Gittens rented and drove a U-Haul van that he used during the robbery. The postal worker's blood was found on the outside of the van.
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