Georgia Postal Worker Murdered By Estranged Boyfriend
The Georgia postal worker, who was murdered outside of her job on Monday night, has been identified as Tyrika Terrell.
The 22-year-old mother was finishing up her shift at the Decatur Post Office when she was shot in the head by her estranged boyfriend, who is also the father of her six-month-old daughter.
The Postal Service says it is now reviewing its security policies after the deadly shooting.
Witnesses say the gate to the parking area where employees park their trucks should have been secured. They say it was wide open when the suspect walked up and opened fire.
“That was my first time ever seeing him,” the owner of the coin laundry business next door told Fernandes.
She said the suspected shooter sat in her business with no laundry to wash Monday night.
“He kept peeping out the window like he was looking for something or somebody,” she said. “Apparently he saw her and he turned the corner and I heard, ‘Pow, pow.’ So after that I came inside and I locked the door.”
Investigators say Terrell and the suspect had a baby together less than a year ago.
Witnesses say Terrell’s mom was sitting in the parking lot waiting to pick her daughter up from work when the shooting happened.
The U.S. Postal Service sent a statement saying, “We are shocked and saddened by what happened to our employee Tyrika Terrell. We give our sincere condolences to her family. We’re reviewing all security policies and procedures to prevent this from happening again.”
The shooter is still on the loose.
See the news report below.
A GoFundMe has been set up by Tyrika’s mother. Click here to donate.
My condolences to the Terrell family.