Hickory Police are searching for two suspects in connection to what police now report is a fatal shooting that occurred at 2:30 this afternoon (January 13) at T.C.S. Designs, 1851 9th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. The shooting is the result of a dispute between two employees.
Officers found the victim, 51-year-old Phelifia Michele Marlow, in the business suffering from gunshot wounds. Ms. Marlow was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Phelifia Marlow succumbed to her injuries after being transported to Baptist. Tangela L. Parker is now wanted for first-degree murder for the death of Marlow. Eric Parker is wanted for accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. Both suspects are residents of Alexander County.
The Parkers were last seen leaving the business in a beige 2019 Honda C.R.V. with North Carolina license plate FAM5669. The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tangela Parker or Eric Parker should contact Hickory Police at 828-328-5551.