The gunman ran into a blue saloon vehicle and fled the scene.
Meanwhile, Chris Attoh has reacted sadly to the development.
According to an eyewitness report, Bettie Jenifer closed from her office in the 6300 blocks of Ivy Lane and was walking towards her auto when a black man with a thick build and black hair, wearing a dark shirt and trousers emerged from another building holding a gun and walked towards her.
Bettie was declared dead at the scene.
Jackie Benson of NBC on Saturday morning tweeted that the woman shot dead has been identified the wife of the movie star.
The suspect according to the police is described as "a black male with a thick build and black hair, wearing a dark shirt and trousers".
Actor Chris Attoh has jetted off to Maryland, US after receiving news about the murder of his recently married spouse Bettie Jenifer, the incident which happened Friday night.
Chris Attoh and Bettie Jenifer were only married for seven months.
Bowie married Attoh a year ago after the latter had divorced his Nigerian wife and fellow artiste, Damilola Adegbite.
The actor had deleted pictures of the wife from his Instagram account fueling rumours that their marriage could be hitting the rocks.
Social media has been rife with speculations that they had broken up but neither of the two has publicly confirmed or denied the story.
Bettie Jennifer was 44 year-old as of the time of her murder.