Police have arrested US-based Ghanaian pastor, Sylvester Ofori, after he shot his wife Barbara Tommey dead.
The incident took place outside the 27-year-old woman’s workplace at the Navy Federal Credit Union, near the Mall at Millenia in Orlando, on Tuesday 8th September 2020.
Barbara Tommey was shot by Sylvester Ofori, near the business‘ front doors on the 4600 block of Gardens Park Boulevard just before 9 am, an Orlando Police Department spokesperson said.
Doctors pronounced Tommey dead at Orlando Regional Medical Center shortly after police rushed her there for medical attention.
Detectives, however, took Ofori, 35, into custody from his apartment, the CPD spokesperson said.
They are holding him at the Orange County Jail without bond on a charge of first-degree murder with a firearm.
During a press conference, Chief Orlando Rolén said CCTV cameras captured the shooting.
”You can tell by what happened that the attack surprised her,” he said.
Barely, a month ago, a Virginia man charged with rape died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
He died after police accused him of murdering his rape accuser while out of prison over coronavirus concerns.
Authorities indicted Ibrahim Elkahlil Bouaichi, 33, last year on charges that included rape, sodomy, strangulation, and abduction.
The court jailed him without bond in Alexandria, VA.
He was accused of rape by Karla Dominguez in October 2019 and she testified about the crime later in December.