Frederick County Deputies Investigate Fatal Domestic Dispute At Local Giant Grocery Store

A man who allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife outside a Giant supermarket store on Saturday night has been taken into custody by Frederick County deputies.

The fatal incident, according to the Sheriff’s Office, happened in an Urbana shopping mall off of Sugarloaf Parkway.

On January 6, at approximately 11:11 p.m., Frederick County deputies were called to the area in response to a complaint of gunfire. When the deputies arrived, they discovered a dead woman in the parking lot.

Frederick County Deputies Investigate Fatal Domestic Dispute At Local Giant Grocery Store

Tenisha Butler, 33, was eventually revealed to be the victim. Detectives concluded after looking into the matter that Butler’s 33-year-old estranged husband, Frederick Owusu Sakyi, had shot and killed her.

Detectives said that Sakyi had previously been accused of stalking Butler, that there was a history of protection orders, and that Butler and Sakyi were going through a divorce.

Sakyi was apprehended without incident in Walkersville, Maryland, after deputies were able to track him down there. When deputies searched Sakyi’s car, they also discovered that he had an assault rifle and a handgun.

Sakyi was taken by deputies to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center so that she could be booked.

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The public can once again visit the Urbana shopping mall, which houses the Giant. In a statement to FOX 5 Sunday, the retailer said:

“With deep sadness, we can confirm a tragic incident occurred in the parking lot of our Urbana store, 3530 Sugarloaf Parkway Frederick, MD 21704, on January 6th.”

“A little after 11PM, after store closing, there was a shooting that resulted in the death of an associate who appears to have been targeted. Our thoughts and prayers are with our associate and their family at this very difficult time.”

“We are cooperating fully with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation, and the safety and well-being of our customers and associates continue to be our top priorities.”

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