Indianapolis and federal police have made an arrest in connection to the fatal shooting of a mail carrier.
Summers, 45, was shot Monday afternoon as she delivered mail in a neighborhood near East Michigan Street and North Sherman Drive, police said.
Alondra Salazar, 19, was falling asleep in her home on North Denny Street when she heard a loud bang.
“At first I thought something had fallen in the house,” Salazar said. “I heard someone knocking.”
Salazar looked through the peephole and didn’t see anything. When she opened the door, she found the wounded Summers on the porch.
There was blood and undelivered mail beside her body, along with a small bottle of hand sanitizer and a can of pepper spray, Salazar said. There was a bullet hole in the door.
Salazar called 911 and held Summers’ hand, she said, trying to calm her as they waited for paramedics.
“She couldn’t speak, she was hyperventilating,” Salazar said. “I think she said something about her kid and that’s when I started crying.”