Angela Summers Wiki – Angela Summers Biography
Angela Summers was the postal service mail carrier who was shot and killed while delivering mail along her regular route in Indianapolis on April 27. She was 45 years old and leaves behind a teenage daughter. A person of interest has been arrested in the case, RTV6 reports.
She was 45 years old
Summers joined the United States Postal Service during the summer of 2018. The leader of the NACL Indianapolis branch, Paul Toms, told the Indy Star Summers to become a steward for the union shortly after becoming a government employee. Toms described Summers as a well-liked and respected colleague who always had a smile for everyone she encountered.
Angela Summers Death
Summers was taken to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. The Marion County Coroner later said Summers died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Homicide detectives responded and immediately began canvassing the area for witnesses. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence.
Summers was shot outside of the home located at 422 North Denny Street in Indianapolis around 4 p.m. on April 27, the IMPD confirmed to Heavy. Police did not confirm whether Summers had been hit once or multiple times.
Investigations and Award announced
According to the National Association of Letter Carriers, Summers had been having issues with a customer who refused to secure his dog. The organization shared on social media that the customer was “upset over his mail being held at the post office for a dog issue.” Heavy has reached out to the union’s president and the NALC for more information.
The United States Postal Service is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Summers’ killer. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is leading the investigation and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is assisting, along with the FBI. The murder of a federal employee carries a possible punishment of life in prison or even the death penalty.
Angela Summers Suspect Killer Arrested
Officials said detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) working with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Tony Cushingberry, 21, on the evening of April 28.
Police said officers were sent to the 400 blocks of N. Denny St. on a report of a person shot around 4 p.m. on Monday, April 27.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case and will make a charging decision.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477).
Her customers have shared similar sentiments. Neighbor Melissa Hardy told FOX59, “She loved people. She loved the people on her route. She worried about the older people on her route during this time. She always carried treats and she would give the dogs treats on her route.”
Another friend who goes by the name “Gary X Indiana” on Facebook wrote that Summers was one of the “most beautiful, coolest” people he had ever met. He wrote, “I’d see her on her route, and she would stop and chat and laugh with me until I started feeling guilty about taking so much time from her busy day, and I’d reluctantly bid her adieu. If I was talking to someone on the street, and she happened to pass by, I’d loudly announce ‘Indianapolis’ best mail carrier!’ Angela would laugh, of course. She was full of laughter and love. She wasn’t just Indy’s greatest mail carrier, she was the best in the whole darn USPS.”
Summers’ customers hung black ribbons on their mailboxes in her memory.