A woman found dead on the side of Highway 82 near Duncanville Wednesday morning was fatally shot by her ex-boyfriend, police believe.

Marty Sellers, the co-commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said a State Trooper with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency stopped to check on a car parked on the side of the highway around 7:45 Wednesday morning.

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The Trooper found a woman inside with an obvious injury that was ultimately determined to be a gunshot wound.

She was dead when the Trooper arrived on the scene, Sellers said.

The victim was identified as 27-year-old Syibrieka Underwood, a Tuscaloosa woman.

Sellers said evidence and interviews eventually led detectives to develop Underwood's ex-boyfriend, Terek Herron-Antone, as their primary suspect in the killing.

Herron-Antone, a 32-year-old resident of Tuscaloosa County, was interviewed by VCU investigators Thursday afternoon. Eventually, he was charged with with murder and illegal possession of a firearm.

Sellers said police have not yet determined a motive for the crime.

Herron-Antone was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $150,000 bond, and Sellers said additional charges will be filed against him soon that are unrelated to the murder.

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