Federal charges filed in postal worker’s murder

From Local Sources

INDIANAPOLIS — Federal charges have been filed in the shooting death of a United States Postal Service letter carrier in Indianapolis.

Police were called just before 4 p.m. Monday to the report of a person shot on a front porch at 422 N. Denny St.

Officers found letter carrier Angela Summers, 45, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. She later succumbed to her injuries at a hospital, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Arrest documents state Summers was working as a letter carrier and was delivering mail on her route at the time she was shot.

On Tuesday evening, United States Postal Inspectors, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and FBI Special Agents arrested Tony Cushingberry-Mays, 21, of Indianapolis. He was federally charged Wednesday with second degree murder; assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers or employees; and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

An investigation indicated that Summers had a confrontation with Cushingberry-Mays that escalated. A mail hold had been placed on the Cushingberry residence at 426 N. Denny St. because of issues with a dog and a letter had been sent earlier in April saying the household would have to retrieve their mail from the post office due to the concerns with the dog.

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