Update - Detention officer shot, killed outside home
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New Hanover County Sheriffs deputies are investigating an early-morning shooting involving a department colleague. Just after 5 a.m. this morning, authorities responded to a shooting in the Briarcliff Villas development off Gordon Road. They found 27-year-old Tarica Pulliam suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. Investigators say she was headed to her job as a detention officer with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office when she was ambushed. They immediately put out a bulletin for the man who is believed to be responsible, 30-year-old Anthony Antwand Bowen. Bowen is Pulliam's ex-boyfriend whom she had a restraining order against. New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David said, "If he is out there watching, we ask that he call the sheriff's office immediately. If you know where he might be we ask that you call the sheriff's office as well." Pulliam was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where she later died from her wounds. She leaves behind a 7-year-old daughter. If you have any information on Bowen's whereabouts, contact the detective division of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department. The number is 910-798 -4260.

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We will miss you girl!!!
My Kids are heart broken Tarica was the best babysitter. My oldest is now 18 and the youngest 11. She always had a pleasant smile and a heart felt hello. Her daughter has the same smile. You will always be in our hearts. The Cain Family.
....because of a bad man. Ladies, men are like buses - there's another one coming along if fifteen minutes. There's NEVER a reason to get involved with one of these violent, worthless sc**bags. Being alone is better than being dead. Male or female, before you accept a third date with someone, take the time to do a background check and please, please, PLEASE, walk away at the first sign of even a temper outburst or raised voice. There is no shortage on nutjobs in this world. Meanwhile, let's all hope that "Antwand" resists arrest when he's cornered....
I would cheer if that were the outcome of all this. I would rather my tax money go twords a couple of .45's than to 30+ years of supporting this low-life.