Man Murders Postal Carrier After He Didn't Get His Government Check

Sandy Malone

A witness said Tony Cushingberry shot Angela Summers because he was upset she hadn't delivered his government check.

Indianapolis, IN – Police have arrested a 21-year-old man who allegedly murdered his mail carrier on Monday because he was upset about not having received his government check.

The incident occurred at about 4 p.m. on April 27 when postal carrier Angela Summers was delivering mail in the 400-block of North Denny Avenue, WRTV reported.

A neighbor who witnessed the altercation told WTHR that the suspect – later identified as 21-year-old Tony Cushingberry – approached the 45-year-old Summers about his mail delivery, and the postal carrier told him that she couldn’t deliver his mail to his house until he put his dogs away.

The witness said Cushingberry was upset because he hadn’t received his government check and became very angry with Summers.

So the mail carrier deployed pepper spray at him.

The neighbor said that was when Cushingberry pulled out a gun and shot the mail carrier, WTHR reported.

Cushingberry fled the scene.

An ambulance responded to the shooting and Summers was transported to the hospital where she later died, WTHR reported.

The neighbor who saw Summers get shot said that as the popular mail carrier was being loaded into the ambulance, she heard somebody call out her name and offered a thumbs up to the crowd gathered nearby.

The witness said neighbors thought that meant Summers was going to survive, but they soon found out the sad news, WTHR reported.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office ruled the mail carrier’s death a homicide, CNN reported.

The U.S. Postal Service announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever shot Summers on Tuesday afternoon, WRTV reported.

The killing of an on-duty federal employee can be punishable by life in prison or a death sentence, according to CNN.

Cushingberry was arrested just hours later by Indianapolis police, U.S. postal inspectors, and agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to WRTV.

The U.S. Postal Service released a statement of condolence on Wednesday.

"We are saddened to learn of such a tragic death of one of our own employees and coworkers,” the statement read. “Angela Summers was a City Carrier Assistant at the Indianapolis Post Office, Linwood Station, having started with the Postal Service on 06/23/2018. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends, including the many people she worked with at the Postal Service. Employee assistance services are being offered to the family and co-workers.”

Charges against Cushingberry were pending at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana, WRTV reported.

Home along Summers' mail route have hung black ribbons on their mailboxes to honor their slain mail carrier, WTHR reported.

Comments (133)
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flybynight
flybynight

Hope they don't take the worthless POS alive!!!!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Very sad. RIP.

Kudos to USPS, Fedex and UPS workers who are still delivering our mail. I really appreciate my mail folks.

Kudos to everyone who is still working. Keep it up, and take care.

ikaika
ikaika

That whole thing makes me want to vomit. A responsible employee doing her job gets murdered by a racist, bullying POS. Such an outrage.

Shepfershort
Shepfershort

Hoodrats are responsible for more deaths than the 'rona. Yet, Whites are evil.🤔

Hannibal
Hannibal

The usual suspects who have such deep seeded aggression and entitlement issues. It is obvious there is a failure in the father/parenting dept.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

OMG, read the above story, it's horrible. Disgusting n'hood where she was killed and so are the people. USPS should make them ALL come down and pick up their mail. Who said the hoodrat was even going to get a check, I doubt he worked to even be in the system. KARMA folks, KARMA.

Ragman69
Ragman69

Oh gee.....look at the creep. Typical.

Ferret guy
Ferret guy

Piece of shot welfare bums like this is why us working class folks pay so much in taxes. Need to nuke the "hoods"

Mrjim1966
Mrjim1966

Its a sad story. But if she opted to pepper spray him first how is it a straight homicide?

Schick56
Schick56

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

bryantrent
bryantrent

Hang the SOB

Cromaxgal
Cromaxgal

He won’t be getting a check. Why couldn’t he figure out the carrier didn’t control his check, it’s the IRS and besides not all of them have gone out and he needed to check the IRS website. Plus he didn’t comply and put his dogs away.

star692
star692

I hoping for the death penalty. Piece of crap.

RunCop
RunCop

Another QuaAss kind...typical

Hugh g
Hugh g

Dangerous people own dangerous dogs. Saw a pitbull in the grocery store. Never met a mail carrier I didnt instantly like.

SPD33
SPD33

Where my free sh#t be at?

Stanracer
Stanracer

Scumbag, dirtbag, douchbag, and all the other bags. Death penalty!

MICHAEL THE POET
MICHAEL THE POET

Thats Insane the guy killed a postal worker wow You know what I SAY people who do not Fill out the USA Census Survey & people who are Not Honest on the USA Census Survey those people who Lie on the USA Census Survey THEY SHOULD NOT GET A STIMULAS CHECK

MICHAEL THE POET
MICHAEL THE POET

and whats going on with OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM DO THEY HAVE IT BACKWARDS ? Do the democrats seem to think that means giving that the Criminals Justice and the victims of the Criminals are forgotten about & whats Going on with all the Pending Court Cases are the Criminals who Rape and Murder and the home invaders and burglars getting a pass Do they not have to show up in Court Do You see the Insanity of how the Criminals are trying to take over our Courts & OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM those bad people are killing COPS and the Left wing Liberals are not Concened because they all have armed body guards

checksix
checksix

Entitled Thug.

ICU2DAY-
ICU2DAY-

Well he appears half black half white. Be careful how you sterotype him, there are blacks and whites who fit those categories. He was a disturbed young man but so are all of them that walk in schools and shoot children or innocent people. It's a very sad case at very desperate times. Fear is driving many along with hate. This world is divided and people are lost

chiefd
chiefd

At least in prison he won't need the stimulus check to pay for more ink. He'll hopefully get "possession of (fill in the blank) tattooed on his ass.

Mbonfan
Mbonfan

DAN


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