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Man pleads guilty to 2018 road rage killing of Dallas USPS worker

373 days after a postal worker was gunned down in a road rage shooting on I-30 west of downtown Dallas, the alleged gunman has pleaded guilty.

One year after a Dallas postal worker was killed during a road rage shooting on Interstate 30, the man accused of his murder has pleaded guilty, according to the Department of Justice. 

Donnie Arlondo Ferrell, who lived in Hutchins south of Dallas at the time of the Feb. 19, 2018 shooting, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to murdering Tony Mosby while he was behind the wheel of a USPS truck.

Ferrell, 26, was arrested two days after the shooting after an hours-long standoff with law enforcement at his Hutchins home. During questioning, Ferrell told police he was riding in an SUV and shot at Mosby’s truck because he claimed Mosby flipped him off, U.S. postal inspector Thomas Halsell said at the time. 

Archive: Watch the original report of the shooting

Around 2 a.m. on I-30 just west of downtown Dallas, Ferrell leaned out of the car and fired four shots from a .38-caliber revolver at the USPS truck, including one that struck Mosby in the head, according to the DOJ. Mosby’s truck crashed into a retaining wall after he’d been shot.

“When Mr. Ferrell later learned Mr. Mosby had been killed by a bullet to the head, Mr. Ferrell instructed the Mazda’s other passengers not to discuss the incident with anyone else,” a DOJ release said.

Archive: WFAA report on Donnie Ferrell's arrest

Ferrell on Wednesday pleaded guilty to one count of murder of a federal employee and one count of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. He faces up to life in prison.

“The wanton road rage murder of Postal Employee Tony Mosby by Donnie Ferrell was senseless and tragic,” said Damon E. Wood, the acting inspector in charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Fort Worth division. “Postal Inspectors will ensure an offense like this is investigated and the perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Mosby, 58, was a 14-year employee of the postal service.

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