Authorities in Oklahoma are looking into the deaths of a Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce president and her husband after being summoned to the couple’s house on Wednesday morning.
Bixby Police responded to a 911 call at a Tulsa suburb property and discovered Sherry Yvonne Smith deceased and her husband, Martin Everett Smith, wounded.
Martin was taken to a local hospital, where he eventually died.
The Smiths’ injuries have not been released, but police said in a press statement Wednesday night that the incident “appears to be domestic in nature, but the investigation is still continuing to identify the timeframe and what [lead] to this tragedy,” according to the Tulsa World.
Police are not searching for a suspect at this moment, according to Fox23 News.
“My heart is very heavy over the death of Sherry Gamble Smith, visionary leader of the Black Wall Street Chamber in Tulsa,” Ken Levit, executive director of Tulsa’s George Kaiser Family Foundation posted on Twitter in tribute to Smith, Wednesday. “She was a warm and wonderful human being full of generosity in spirit and a conviction to do justice and act with decency always.”
Smith oversaw the Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce in Tulsa, a non-profit committed to promoting “the sound economic well-being of African American-owned businesses,” according to the organization’s website.