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'Armed and dangerous' suspects wanted in Hickory murder

Tangela Parker and Eric Parker are wanted following the fatal shooting of Phelifia Michele Marlow. Marlow died from her injuries at the hospital.

HICKORY, N.C. — The Hickory Police Department is searching for two people considered to be "armed and dangerous" after the fatal shooting of a 51-year-old woman, officials announced Wednesday.

Around 2:30 p.m., Tangela Parker is accused of shooting Phelifia Michele Marlow inside the TCS Designs business, located at 1851 9th Ave NE in Hickory. Eric Parker is accused of helping Tangela leave the scene of the alleged crime.

Investigators said Parker and Marlow were co-workers, and they said Parker killed Marlow following a workplace dispute.

Marlow was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, where she died due to her injuries. 

Marlow's husband declined to give an on-camera interview as he was going through the grieving process.

The Parkers, who are both residents of Alexander County, North Carolina, were last seen driving a beige 2019 Honda CRV with North Carolina license plate FAM5669.

Tangela Parker is wanted for First Degree Murder.  Eric Parker is wanted for Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder.

Alexander County deputies were outside the Parkers home Thursday afternoon, preparing to execute a search warrant on the house.

Dana Crouse lives a few doors down from the Parkers, and she would sometimes see them when she drove past their house.

"They would wave. I would wave," Crouse said. "It's kind of scary knowing somebody that could've done something maybe like that could be as close as they are."

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