Aggressive Dog Prevented Postal Worker From Delivering Man’s Stimulus Check, So He Shot and Killed Her

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – A U.S. Postal Service employee was shot dead by a man in Indiana after she refused to deliver his federal stimulus check to his mailbox because of his aggressive dog.  Tony Crushingberry confronted Angela Summers, a postal worker after he she didn’t deliver his $1,200 stimulus check.   After being confronted by Crushingberry, Summers notified him that his postal service delivery had been put on hold because of his aggressive dog. Crushingberry followed Summers to his neighbor’s home and summers maced him.  Crushingberry then pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot her.

United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced federal charges were filed against Crushingberry.

“IMPD officers responded to 422 N Denny St. in response to a person shot at that location. Officers found 45-year-old Angela Summers, a United States Postal Service Letter Carrier, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Ms. Summers was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries,” the US Attorney’s Office said. “On the evening of April 28, 2020, United States Postal Inspectors, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, and FBI Special Agents arrested Tony Cushingberry-Mays, 21, of Indianapolis, Indiana.”

On April 28, 2020  Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Homicide detectives, in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Federal Bureau of Investigations, have arrested 21-year-old Tony Cushingberry.

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. The Marion County Coroner’s Office will be assisting and will determine the exact manner and cause of death.

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On April 28, 2020 IMPD Homicide detectives along with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigations arrested Tony Cushingberry for his alleged involvement in the death of Summers. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will review the case and make a charging decision.

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