Actor Chris Attoh has reportedly flown straight to Maryland after hearing of the distressing news that his wife, Bettie Jenifer, had passed away.
Attoh was reportedly working on an upcoming project in Los Angeles, California when the news came out that his wife had been shot dead.
Upon hearing the news, he left the set abruptly to return to Maryland to find out more about the incident and to be close to the family.
Jenifer, who married the Ghanaian actor in October last year, was shot dead by a gunman Friday night whilst leaving her office.
She was accosted by the gunman who pursued her and fired off multiple rounds at her, NBC Washington reports.
At least one of the shots struck her and fatally wounded her. She was declared dead at the scene by emergency services.
Police in Greenbelt, Maryland says the suspect is likely a black man with a thin build and with black hair. He was wearing dark clothing and may have been in a blue car.