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)

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.)

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