A man shot a woman in a parking lot and then fled in a vehicle, police said
Police were searching for a gunman who fatally shot a woman in the head in the parking lot of a Maryland office building Friday.
The woman, identified as 44-year-old Bettie Jenifer of Bowie, had 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, the Greenbelt Police Department said.
When she tried to run away, the man followed her and fired off multiple rounds, with at least one shot striking her. He then fled in a vehicle.
Officers responded about 5:10 p.m. and found the woman suffering from a gunshot wound. She was declared dead at the scene.
Co-workers said the victim worked at a temporary staffing agency on the first floor.
The man was described as black and having a thin build with black hair. He was wearing dark clothing and may have been in a blue car.