The new mother and postal worker gunned down in Dekalb County last week was laid to rest on Monday.

Family and friends attended Tyrika Terrell's funeral Monday afternoon at Grace Covenant Ministries.

Postal worker laid to rest.
Postal worker laid to rest.

According to police, her boyfriend, 22-year-old Quantez D’Ante Tyre, is accused of murdering Terrell as she waited outside of a post office at 2724 Wesley Chapel road last Monday night. After nearly a week on the run, he was arrested this past weekend.

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Family members said Terrell was the mother of a 6-month-old baby girl. She was described as hardworking, smart, and beautiful by her family.

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According to Tyrika Terrell's mother, Euginia Terrell, her daughter separated from her boyfriend about a month ago. Euginia said the boyfriend made strange comments to her on the phone on Monday.

Workers at a business near the post office said a man was acting strange in the moments leading up to the shooting. Witnesses said the man was sitting in the front of the store for almost an hour. At some point, one of the employees said he asked to use the phone and she heard him say, "I'm at the post office."

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"You could tell he was up to no good," one worker said. "Especially when he started peeping out.”

The man kept looking out the window, the witness said, and eventually got up and walked toward the post office's loading dock area.