Conn. UPS driver killed; coworker in custody

Conn. UPS driver killed; coworker in custody

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 29: A United Parcel Service logo is pictured on April 29, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 7:05 PM PT – Wednesday, December 23, 2020

A UPS driver in Connecticut is dead after being assaulted by his coworker.

On Wednesday, officers took 19-year-old Elijah Bertrand into custody. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Nathan Burk.

According to reports, state troopers said they responded to a UPS vehicle crash in Watertown, Connecticut on Tuesday. Both UPS workers were in the same vehicle when the incident occurred near Exit 37 on Route 8 North.

When authorities arrived at the scene, they found the injured driver. Burk was quickly taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to officers, a weapon was recovered on the scene.

This undated photo of Elijah David Bertrand was provided by the Connecticut State Police, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. The 19-year-old is a suspect in the assault on a UPS truck driver in Watertown, Conn. on Tuesday, Dec. 22. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

“So we’re confident that a weapon that was located at the scene may be connected to the crime itself, but again this is extremely early,” a trooper stated. “The office of the chief medical examiner will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death”

Officer said the motive remains unclear and has ruled the investigation as a homicide.

In the meantime, UPS released a statement, which said they are cooperating with police as the investigation continues.

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