The wife of Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh has been shot dead while leaving her office in Maryland in the United States of America.
She was shot in the head by the gunman on Friday evening around 5pm and was pronounced dead when police arrived at the scene of the crime.
According to a report by NBCWashington, 44-year-old Bettie Jenifer of Bowie had left the office in the 6300 block of Ivy Lane and was walking to her car when a man armed with a handgun approached her, the Greenbelt Police Department said.
When she tried to run away, the man followed her and fired off multiple rounds, with at least one shot striking her. He then fled in a vehicle.
Officers responded about 5:10 p.m. and found the woman suffering from a gunshot wound. She was declared dead at the scene.
Co-workers said the victim worked at a temporary staffing agency on the first floor.
Police described the suspect as “a black male with a think build and black hair, wearing a dark shirt and pants.”
An update by NBC Washington’s reporter on sight confirmed the deceased as the wife of Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh.
Chris Attoh and Bettie Jenifer married at a ceremony in Accra October 2018. This was shortly after divorcing his first wife, Nigerian actor DamiloIa Adegbite, with whom he has a son.Follow @nydjlive