Police release sketch of suspect in death of woman in Greenbelt parking lot

The police have released a sketch of the suspect in the killing of a woman in a Greenbelt, Maryland, parking lot earlier this month.

Click to expand. (Courtesy Greenbelt Police Department)

Bettie Jenifer, 44, was shot dead in front of about 10 witnesses on May 10 as she walked from the employment agency she owned.

Greenbelt police said a gunman chased her down in the parking lot, shot her in front of witnesses and ran off.

The police released the sketch Friday. They haven’t named a suspect or a motive yet.

Jenifer married Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh last October. She was still in the process of divorcing Kedrick Jenifer, a convicted Baltimore-area drug dealer serving a 20-year sentence in federal prison, whose house in Bowie she was reportedly living in.

“Our investigators do not believe this was random,” police department spokesman George Mathews told The Associated Press at the time. “It was very brazen – it happened in broad daylight in front of multiple witnesses.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital reporter and editor in June 2018. He is a writer and photojournalist focusing on politics, political activism and national affairs, with recent multimedia contributions to Reuters, MSNBC and PBS.

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