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Good Samaritan fires shot to help save postal worker from sexual assault suspect

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A postal worker was attacked in Milwaukee but she was able to get away thanks to a good Samaritan.

Witnesses say they saw the mail woman crawl away after a gunshot saved her from being sexually assaulted.

"I was walking into my house and pow pow pow, and I jumped onto my baby real quick," said witness Ashanti East.

It was just after 10:30 Wednesday morning near 32nd and Wells when Milwaukee Police say a witness shot into the ground after seeing a 28-year-old Milwaukee man attempting to sexually assault a female postal worker on duty.

Trina Harris says that woman shot the gun to try and scare the man away.

"She wasn't trying to shoot at the guy but she was shooting in the air, letting him know 'I will shoot'."

Ashanti east says the female postal worker didn't waste any time getting away. 

"She was holding her basket and she was trying to crawl into her truck."

Milwaukee Police say when they got on scene, the man was attacking the woman with the gun.

Police say the suspect was then aggressive with officers as they took him into custody.

Charges are pending.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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