A US-based Ghanaian Pastor identified as Sylvester Ofori has shot his wife Barbara Tommey dead. The said 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 morning.
Barbara was shot by Sylvester, near the business’ front doors on the 4600 block of Gardens Park Boulevard just before 9 a.m., an Orlando Police Department spokesperson said.
WFTV reports that Tommey was pronounced dead at Orlando Regional Medical Center shortly after she was sent there for medical attention.
Ofori, 35, was taken into custody at his apartment Tuesday evening, the OPD spokesperson said. He is being held at the Orange County Jail without bond on a charge of first-degree murder with a firearm.
During a press conference Tuesday morning, Chief Orlando Rolón said the shooting was captured on CCTV footage.
“You can tell that she was surprised by what was happening,” he said.
Police previously said Tommey’s shooter was someone she knew.
Ofori’s arrest affidavit was not immediately available Tuesday night
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UPDATE: @OrlandoPDChief says an employee at @NavyFederal was shot and killed as she arrived for work this morning. Investigators say the suspect and victim knew each other, but aren’t confirming the relationship. Suspect remains on the run. pic.twitter.com/Ms2fSUhZVS
— Mark Lehman (@MarkLehman6) September 8, 2020