Louis Vignone Wiki – Louis Vignone Biography
Louis Vignone was a postal worker who was shot and killed in Collier Township by ex-neighbor Eric Kortz. Police in Collier Township say a gunman opened fire on a postal worker as he delivered mail on Thursday morning.
The accused gunman told investigators he believed the victim was poisoning him, a report said.
He was 58 years old.
The shooting happened on Columbia Avenue near the intersection with Suburban Avenue just after 10 a.m.
Neighbors tell KDKA they heard multiple gunshots and saw a vehicle leaving the area. Someone called 911, and Collier Township Police arrived to find the mail carrier, identified as 58-year-old Louis Vignone of Moon Township, shot dead. Officials say he was shot multiple times, including in the head.
After the shooting, police say the suspect, identified as Eric M. Kortz, parked his van in the Carnegie Police Department’s parking lot and walked into the station.
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No police were there at the time because they were all responding to the scene. The shooter allegedly told the department secretary he wanted to turn himself in. She asked him to wait until an officer got there.
According to court paperwork, Kortz told police that he shot Vignone because he thought the mail carrier and his family poisoned him with cyanide when the two were neighbors.
The court documents say Kortz told investigators he found Vignone on his mail route, then “went to put some bullets in him” before dropping his gun, getting in his van and driving to the department.
The suspect tracked Vignone’s mail route and allegedly admitted to investigators that he set out Thursday to “put some bullets in” his former neighbor.
After the deadly shooting, Kortz reportedly drove to the police precinct to surrender. He was charged with murdering Vignone.
At the scene, authorities found a gun and seven shell casings, the report said.