ATLANTA, GEORGIA – On Monday evening, a mother sat in the front parking lot of the US post office located at 2724 Wesley Chapel Road, waiting for her daughter to get off work.
Her daughter, Tyrika Terrell, 22, had just started her job as a mail carrier three weeks prior. Unbeknownst to the mom, her daughter’s abusive ex boyfriend was posted around the corner, at a laundromat, anxiously waiting and stalking his prey.
The laundromat provided a visual of the back gate of the post office, were employees parked their work trucks after work…and the gate was wide open.
A witness, gave a statement claiming to have seen a man who appeared he was tracking someone’s movements in the laundromat across the street from the post office that same evening.
“I noticed it was something because he kept peeping out the window like he was looking for something or somebody,” one witness told the station.
Upon seeing his ex-girlfriend pull into the gate, 22-year-old Quantez D’Ante Tyre, ran up to Tyrika Terrell and shot her in the head. She saw it coming.
According to Terrell’s co-workers, she was on the phone with 911moments before the shooting to tell them her boyfriend was waiting for her outside and making threats.
Just after 6 p.m., a truck driver backing up to the loading dock discovered Terrell’s body, leading authorities to believe she was hit by the vehicle, according to the police report. Terrell was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Tyrika’s mother, Eugenia Terrell-Grant, told Channel 2 she didn’t make it to the hospital in time to say goodbye. She was still waiting in the front parking lot, wondering where her daughter was at.