Man admits to killing UPS driver who he says he thought was Donald Trump

Man admits to killing UPS driver who he says he thought was Donald Trump
Justin Barkley (Image via Twitter)

An upstate New York man has been charged with second-degree murder after he shot and killed a UPS driver in the parking lot of the Ithaca Wal-Mart and then ran over his body, according to authorities. According to reports, he thought he was shooting President-elect Donald Trump.

The suspect, identified as 38-year-old Justin Barkley, sped away before police encountered him and tried to pull him over:

“The officers merged behind the vehicle and attempted to stop it on Route 13 near the intersection of Route 366. The vehicle refused to stop and continued for approximately another 1/4 mile and pulled into a driveway. The suspect exited the vehicle with a long gun and shot at police officers as he fled towards the area believed to be his residence,” according to the Ithaca Police Department.

After hours of trying to communicate with the suspect, police said around 10 a.m. that Justin Barkley, 38, was taken into custody after he surrendered.

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