Pregnant 911 dispatcher was killed by boyfriend in Fayetteville, police say

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man has been charged in the death of a Cumberland County 911 dispatcher who was shot in Fayetteville earlier this week.

Willie Earl Moore, 27, has been charged with murder in the death of 31-year-old Tanajwa McMurray.

The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. Monday at a home in the 6400 block of Pittsfield Drive.

Police said on Wednesday that Moore was the live-in boyfriend of the victim and she was five months pregnant with his child at the time she was killed.

"Ms. McMurray was a telecommunicator in our 911 Call Center and our team is deeply saddened," a Cumberland County EMS spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time."

Moore was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

Following the death of McMurray and her unborn child, Moore stole the victim's 2019 Toyota Prius, police said. The vehicle has been recovered by US Marshals in Marlboro County, South Carolina.

On Friday, police announced additional charges against Moore: Murder of an unborn child, larceny of motor vehicle, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
He is not in custody and police are looking for him.

Anyone with information regarding Moore's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective T. Kiger at (910) 705-6527 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting this link and completing the anonymous online tip sheet.
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