Suspect wanted in postal worker slaying identified, has record

Georgia cops are looking for Quantez D’Ante Tyre.

(DeKalb County Police Department)

The 22-year-old estranged boyfriend wanted for fatally shooting a female postal worker in Georgia had pleaded guilty to beating a former girlfriend last year.

DeKalb County cops are seeking Quantez D’Ante Tyre in connection with the slaying of Tyrika Terrell. Tyre waited outside Terrell’s job and fatally shot her in the head Monday night, according to cops.

Terrell, also 22, had started with the postal service in Decatur last month.

Tyre was identified as a suspect in Terrell’s murder on Wednesday as cops revealed he had been arrested in 2016 for grabbing and attacking a former girlfriend as she tried to leave an elevator, according to the Journal-Constitution. Tyre would plead guilty to a charge of battery of substantial physical harm, according to the newspaper.

Postal worker shot dead on the job targeted by ex-boyfriend

He was sentenced to probation and domestic violence counseling.

Terrell is survived by a six-month-old daughter, and Tyre is the father.

Tyrika Terrell was fatally shot Monday night in Decatur.

“I can’t imagine what was going through his head,” Terrell’s mother Eugenia Terrell-Grant told WSB. “Why would you want to take the mother of (your) child?”

Terrell was found underneath a USPS truck bleeding from the head. The suspect apparently waited in a nearby laundromat for her to leave the post office.

“He kept peeping out the window like he was looking for something or somebody,” the business owner told WSB. “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.”

A GoFundMe page has raised more than $5,000 for the victim’s family.

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