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Shooting investigation update

Shooting investigation update

Jul 13, 2021 | Police

UPDATE July 13, 2021, 4:36 p.m. - On Tuesday afternoon, July 13, 2021, the United States Marshals Service located and arrested Tangela Parker and Eric Parker in Phoenix, Arizona after receiving tips concerning their location. There is no further information to be released at this time.


UPDATE January 13, 2021, 6:39 p.m. - The shooting incident that occurred at 2:30 p.m. today is now a murder investigation. Phelifia Marlow succumbed to her injuries after being transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Tangela L. Parker is now wanted for First Degree Murder for the death of Marlow. Eric Parker is wanted to Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder.

Both Tangela and Eric Parker are wanted by Hickory Police. Anyone with information is asked to call 828-328-5551.


January 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m. - Hickory Police are investigating a shooting that occurred today at 2:30 p.m. at 1851 9th Ave NE, TCS Designs. The shooting is the result of a dispute between two employees of the business.

Officers located the victim, Phelifia Michele Marlow, 51, w/f, inside the 9th Ave NE business suffering from gunshot wounds. Marlow was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem for life-threatening injuries.

Hickory Police are looking for two wanted suspects in this case. Tangela L. Parker and Eric C. Parker, both residents of Alexander County. Tangela and Eric Parker were last seen leaving the business in a beige 2019 Honda CRV displaying North Carolina tag FAM5669. Subjects should be considered armed and dangerous.

Tangela Parker is wanted for Assault with a Deadly Weapon Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. Eric Parker is wanted for Accessory After the Fact.

Anyone with information reference the location of Tangela Parker or Eric Parker is asked to contact Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.

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