A Ghanaian musician based in the United States, Britney Boateng, was shot dead on Monday, November 21. This reportedly ensued during a heated altercation between Britney, 22, and 41-year-old Tyona Dodson in the East Side, Colombus. Tyona is believed to be Britney’s sister-in-law.
According to Colombus Division police, the shooting occurred early in the morning.
The police say they were called to the residence at about 1 am where they found Britney with a gunshot wound. The musician was subsequently pronounced dead moments later.
Tyona Dodson has been charged with murder and is currently in police custody. She is scheduled to make her first court appearance this morning.
Meanwhile, Britney’s friends and close relations have shared their consolation on social media.
Nancy Leigh de Leon
Oh, Britney Nyantah Boateng. I can’t even find the words. This heart of mine is busted wide open and I am left in pieces. You were a radiant light in this world, and you were taken from us far, far too soon. It should not be this way. It should never be this way.
I have loved watching your exact smile bloom across your baby’s face. She’s gorgeous, just like you. We were so proud of how you embraced motherhood, and it was a blessing to witness how you two adored one another. We have all been robbed of our time with you, but I ache the most for that precious child of yours.
You had the voice of an angel here on this earth, and I know it will serve you well in that heavenly choir. Sing loud enough so we can hear you and feel you right here with us.
Rest well, sweet girl. I love you.