Postal employee shoots co-workers

The Associated Press

PALATINE, Ill. ‹ A postal worker described by co-workers as a ŒŒbeautiful guyıı walked into work yesterday and shot and wounded two men he regularly joked and ate lunch with, police and fellow employees said.

Dorsey S. Thomas, 53, was arrested 20 miles away near his home in Northlake. He was charged with attempted murder of two federal employees and ordered held until a bond hearing today.

Thoması attorney, Terry Gillespie, said his client had been under a doctorıs care and on medication for physical problems and depression.

But Postal Inspector Ida Gillis said Thomas, whom she described as ŒŒa quiet individual,ıı had been acting normally at work, and investigators had not determined any motive for the shootings.

Co-workers at the mail-processing center said they, too, had no idea why Thomas, who union officials said had an exemplary record, would shoot his friends.

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