Cops: Woman Posed as UPS Driver Before Opening Fire

She allegedly pretended to have a package to get DC victim to open door
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2021 4:36 PM CST
Cops: Shooting Suspect Posed as UPS Driver
UPS says the suspect is not an employee.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Newser) – A woman posing as an UPS driver delivered a bullet to a Washington, DC woman before trying to take her own life Friday night, authorities say. The Metropolitan Police Department says charges are pending against 54-year-old Virginia resident Tommie Lynn Dunmire, who allegedly dressed as a UPS delivery driver and pretended to have a package to get the woman to open the door. Police say the woman was shot in the abdomen and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, NBC Washington reports. Dunmire apparently knew the victim and had clashed with her before, police say.

Police say that when Dunmire's vehicle was spotted a few blocks away from the shooting, she shot herself with an "older-model revolver" after she was ordered to get out. "The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries," the police report states. "The suspect’s firearm was recovered." WTOP reports that she was listed in critical condition Saturday. A man who was in the vehicle with Dunmire was not charged, authorities say. UPS confirmed to NBC Washington that Dunmire is not a UPS employee. It's not clear whether the man who was with her works for the company. (Read more Washington, DC stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X