Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh wife 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 reports, Bettie Jenifer, 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.
When she tried to run away, the man followed her and fired at her multiple times, with at least one shot hitting her. The gunman then fled in a vehicle and is still wanted by the Maryland Police.
Police described the suspect as “a black male with a think build and black hair, wearing a dark shirt and pants.”
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.
Chris Attoh wife Jennifer died at the age of 44.
It was alleged that they had broken up but neither of the two has publicly confirmed or denied the story.
Reacting to the development, Media users wrote:
I feel really sad for Chris Attoh. These past few years have been so unfortunate. Condolences to him. 😭💔
— Leslie James Newman (@ThisIsLesquat) May 11, 2019
Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh’s wife whom he married in October 2018 was shot dead yesterday in America 😭. May such tragedy not befall is. #moneynews
— Ego 1 of Nigeria (@MoneyMoneyWendy) May 11, 2019
I always say most of the foolish people in the world are on twitter. Someone loses a partner, friend and lover and you begin to point fingers instead of comforting them. My prayers to Chris Attoh!
— Eng. Dave (@BlessJunior_1) May 11, 2019
Chris Attoh’s wife shot dead in Maryland, USA days after sparking divorce rumours on social media. Chris Attoh is believed to have deleted all pics of her wife from IG last week – the bases of the divorce rumour. pic.twitter.com/2FJBOXcGl5
— PENG MEDIA GH (@pengmediagh) May 11, 2019
#MuseBOQ19 Breaking: 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 5pm.
Our prayers are with Chris Attoh and his family 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/E2jWboFgaw
— MUSE AFRICA (@muse_africa) May 11, 2019
#CHRIS ATTOH When it comes to relationships, remaining faithful is never an option but a priority. Loyalty is ever…
— Chris Attoh🇬🇭 (@chrisattoh) May 10, 2019