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IMPD: 21-year-old arrested in fatal shooting of letter carrier

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 21-year-old man is jailed and awaiting federal charges in the fatal shooting of an Indianapolis mail carrier, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said in a news release Wednesday.

Charges for Tony Cushingberry are pending in the Indianapolis district’s U.S. Attorney’s Office in the death of letter carrier Angela Summers, the release said.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department had reported Wednesday morning that an arrest had been made in the case, but had not identified the man.

Online records show Cushingberry is in the Marion County Jail.

IMPD and emergency crews were called to a person shot shortly before 4 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of Denny Street. That’s just southeast of East Michigan Street and North Sherman Drive.

The woman died later at a hospital, IMPD said Monday night. The Marion County Coroner’s Office said Summers was 45 years old.

IMPD, which could not confirm to News 8 on Monday that Summers was a postal worker, had informed the U.S. Postal Inspection Service that an on-duty U.S. Postal Service letter carrier had been shot, the Wednesday release said.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and IMPD are investigating the homicide and the FBI is assisting.

The U.S. Inspection Service is offering up to a $50,000 reward for information in the killing.

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