Man arrested in fatal shooting of wife outside Navy Federal Credit Union in Orlando

Sylvester Ofori arrested on first-degree murder charge

ORLANDO, Fla. – A woman was shot and killed Tuesday morning outside an Orlando credit union, and her husband was later taken into custody, police said.

The fatal shooting was reported at the Navy Federal Credit Union on Garden Parks Boulevard, west of John Young Parkway and north of the Mall at Millenia.

Orlando police said 27-year-old Barbara Tommey, who worked at the credit union, was shot by her husband, Sylvester Ofori.

Police said a search warrant was served at the suspect’s apartment and Ofori was taken into custody. He faces a charge of first-degree murder with a firearm.

Investigators said the shooting was captured on surveillance video.

“You can tell that she’s trying to get inside (the credit union). Unfortunately, he shoots her,” Police Chief Orlando Rolon said. “You can tell she was surprised by what was happening.”

A witness who only provided a first name of Lisa told News 6 she saw the whole thing as she was waiting outside before the bank opened.

“I’m shaken up right now, I’m still shaken up,” she said.

She said she saw the worker come outside to move her car before she was shot.

“The next thing I knew, he raised his hand with the gun in it, and he shot her,” she said.

“The guy was walking behind her. I don’t know if she knew he was there or not,” Lisa said. “I started running and as I’m running, I hear three or four more shots.”

Lisa said she’s sad and shaken up, yet spoke highly of the worker who lost her life.

“She was always very nice when I came into the bank,” Lisa said. “She’s very nice, very nice.”

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