Possible motive uncovered in shooting death of Indianapolis letter carrier


Summers was shot to death Monday while delivering the mail.

There was an ongoing dispute with a resident at a home on North Denny Street. According to Toms, the resident ignored two letters warning them to contain a vicious dog.

“So a third letter went out, your mail will be curtailed until you correct it,” he explained.

Summers, according to postal regulations, could not deliver mail to the house, but she did have to walk past it to deliver mail to other homes on her route.

“She was not going to tell him, ‘I’m not going to deliver your mail,’” Toms said. “They came out and confronted her and that escalated to her death.”

Toms said that in the undelivered mail were two federal stimulus checks.

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