Angela Summers

Postal worker is shot dead outside home that had mail curtailed for having loose dogs: Report

The United States Postal Inspection Service announced Tuesday that they’re offering a $50,000 reward for information regarding an Indiana postal employee’s shooting death.

The Inspection Service said the USPS employee was shot at 4 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of North Denny Street in Indianapolis.

Speaking with CNN, the Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the slain postal worker as Angela Summers, 45. The office revealed she was fatally shot in the chest. Her death was ruled a homicide.

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WISH reported that Summers had worked as a mail carrier in Indianapolis for two years. Paul Toms, the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Indianapolis Local Branch 39, told the news outlet that Summers was fatally shot outside of a home where she complained about dogs running loose.

The union said mail had been blocked from the home for two weeks, meaning residents had to pick up their mail from the post office.

“There was an issue with the dogs at that residence, and you give three letters and, on the third one, we curtail the mail,” Toms explained to WISH.

WXIN reported that the victim was “awake and talking” when Indianapolis police responded to the scene. However, she died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

CNN noted that killing an on-duty federal employee is punishable by life in prison or death. It’s not immediately known whether Summers was killed while on her mail route.

Anyone with information regarding Angela Summers’ shooting death can call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS or report it to the United States Postal Inspection Service using this online form.

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