A Maryland woman was shot and killed while leaving work Saturday evening, and police say the attack was targeted.
According to reports, 44-year-old Bettie Jenifer began walking to her car when an armed man approached her. Jenifer tried to run away as he fired multiple shots including one in the head.
The suspect described as a black male with a thin build was wearing dark clothing and drove away in a blue vehicle. Local law enforcement says Jenifer was married to two men at the same time. Jenifer and Chris Attoh, a well-known and respected Ghanian actor and TV host wed in October.
However, Jenifer was also married to 47-year-old Kedrick Jenifer, a former Baltimore drug kingpin who is serving 20 years in federal prison. Jenifer reportedly imported large amounts of cocaine into the city from Texas.
Jenifer’s drug trafficking organization distributed a reported 450 kilograms in cocaine and parts of Virginia. Records show that Kedrick filed for divorce April 9, and Jenifer filed six days later.
Attoh’s talent agency released a statement following Jenifer’s death.
“Waka Talent Agency is saddened by the death of Bettie Jenifer, who was married to our client, Mr. Chris Attoh. We would like to note that the family has requested to mourn in private and therefore will not be doing any press interviews or commenting on the death.”