ATLANTA - Police said they have arrested the estranged boyfriend of a postal worker shot Monday evening behind a DeKalb County post office after a two-hour SWAT standoff and a fire.
Quantez D’Ante Tyre was arrested at a home off Snapfinger Road. When Tyre realized police surrounded the home just after noon, he set fire to it and fired about 7 to 10 shots.
“A fire did break out at the house and there were gunshots fired were not sure how he was injured because he does have some cuts were not sure if it's gunshots or glass cuts and this was all self-inflicted,” Lt. Lonzy Robertson, DeKalb County Police Department.
U.S. Postal inspectors, DeKalb County Police and the DeKalb County Fugitive Squad said good police work led them to relative's house on Snapfinger Road where Tyre was staying. That relative was also taken into custody and police said he may be charged.
Tyre was taken to the hospital, but later was transported to the DeKalb County Jail.
Police said Tyre waited for 22-year-old Tyrika Terrell in a nearby laundry mat, according to police, before investigators said he ambushed her and fired a deadly shot in her head behind the post office located at 2724 Wesley Chapel Road near Snapfinger Road.
Tyre was identified using surveillance video. Tyre was taken into custody on Friday.
A funeral service will be held for the young mother on Monday at 1 p.m. at the New Love Missionary Baptist Church on Dill Avenue in Atlanta. She leaves behind a 6-month-old baby girl.
Terrell had only been working for the postal service for about a month.