Nikiesha Thomas, 33, died after being shot in the head in a Planet Fitness parking lot near Pennsylvania Avenue SE around 9am Thursday.
Sources confirm to 7News that Thomas worked for the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education in their Strong Start Program.
Cmdr. John Haines of the Metropolitan Police Department said 36-year-old Antoine Oliver of Fort Washington, Maryland, ran up to a vehicle in the fitness center’s parking lot and shot at least one shot through a car window into Thomas’s head before leaving the scene.
Later, Oliver carjacked a vehicle in Prince George’s County and was discovered with a self-inflicted bullet wound. He has since passed away.
According to the Washington Post, she had obtained a protective order three days prior to the shooting keep her ex-boyfriend away, but the order had not been delivered before he reportedly murdered her.