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Tony Cushingberry, 21, was arrested in connection with the murder of the United States Postal Service mail operator Angela Summers. She was shot while delivering mail along her regular route on April 27 in Indianapolis. He later died in the hospital.
Tony Cushingberry Age
He is 21 years old.
Tony Cushingberry Arrested
Cushingberry was arrested on April 28. According to the United States Postal Inspection Service, federal charges are pending at the United States Attorney’s office for the Southern District of Indiana.
Investigators have not yet confirmed Cushingberry’s connection to the home on Denny Street where the shooting occurred. Online records show Cushingberry was booked into the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police confirmed to Heavy that Summers was shot outside the home located at 422 North Denny Street around 4 p.m. April 27. A neighbor told WTHR-TV that she saw a man approach Summers and discuss with her why he had not yet received his federal stimulus check. Summers told him that his mail service would resume once he agreed to insure his dog. The witness said the discussion escalated, prompting Summers to use pepper spray against the man. The witness said the man shot Summers before fleeing.
The National Association of Postmen has confirmed that Summers had had problems with a customer over his dog. NACL Indianapolis branch president Paul Toms told WISH-TV that the postal service sent three warning letters asking the homeowner to restrict the dog, which had been routinely attacking Summers while trying to deliver the mail. When the owner failed to comply, the USPS stopped delivering to the address and instructed the customer to collect the mail directly from the post office. Toms said the mail service was suspended on April 12 or 13. Summers also posted on Facebook about her interactions with residents at one of the houses on her route. Two days before her death, Summers wrote on social media that a woman in the home threatened physical violence against her for using mace against the dog, and yelled at Summers to deliver the mail. Summers added that she felt insecure.
The United States Postal Inspection Service is leading the investigation into Summers’ murder, along with the Indianapolis PD and the FBI. A $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction was offered.
The person who called 911 after Summers was shot was a teenager who lived in the Denny Street home. Alondra Salazar told Indy Star that she had been taking a nap on the sofa when she heard a loud thud. Salazar said he first looked through the peephole before opening the front door. She said Summers was bleeding on the front porch. Next to it was pepper spray, a bottle of hand sanitizer, and mail items. Salazar said he called 911 and held Summers’ hand as they waited for the ambulance to arrive. Salazar said Summers spoke about his daughter but that he was struggling to breathe. Tony Cushingberry’s connection to the Denny Street address is unclear. Marion County property records show that a man, whose last name is also Salazar, is one of the two owners of the two-bedroom house.