BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A longtime Baltimore radio announcer was killed in a shooting in northeast Baltimore Wednesday night.

Tyra Phillips Womack, 57, who for years served as an announcer on WEAA’s “Gospel Grace Afternoon” on Sunday afternoons, died after being shot outside her home in the 2400 block of Albion Avenue.


Police said an officer found her suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She died at the scene.

Investigators believe the shooting was the result of an argument. They added that they started getting information almost immediately, and have identified a person of interest.

On Twitter, the radio station said they were “heartbroken” by her death.

“WEAA offers condolences and prayers to the family of our beloved Tyra Phillips (Womack). We are heartbroken about her passing and remember her beautiful, gentle, sweet spirit today. Tyra was heard on Sunday’s Gospel Grace programs for many years at WEAA,” the station tweeted.

Members of Phillips’ church said her family is heartbroken.

“They’re devastated, she has a son, beautiful young man – their whole family, their mom… just to see her tears, just to see her weep… because this was a senseless act,” Kimberly Showell, Administrative Pastor at First Apostolic Faith Church, said.

Phillips was an active member of First Apostolic Faith Church. She served as a church announcer for several years.

“When you saw Tyra, you saw her smile. She had these beautiful dimples, and she was just a delight. Just very easy going,” Showell said.

One neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, said Phillips will be missed.

“Tyra was just… she was awesome. She was fabulous, she was understanding, she was gentle, she was spiritual,” the neighbor said.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them immediately.

Kelsey Kushner

Comments (5)
  1. gunfree says:

    sad but what you get in a country where half the guns in the world are in the hands of 1.2% of the world’s population and owning them is a “right” and not a privilege.

    Only 30% of American own guns and look how miserable that minority makes the rest of us.

    1. Frank says:

      So the liberal left wants to take guns out of RESPONSIBLE gun owners hands AND defund the police. You cant have your cake and eat it too. And i would be willing to bet that the pile of trash that murdered her DID NOT get his/her firearm legally. So why punish LEGAL gun owners?

  2. El Kabong says:

    Black lives mat- oops.

    Forgot this was Baltimore. Never mind.

  3. Emm Are Kay says:

    i guess this particular life did not matter…

  4. cynthia says:

    It is with heartfelt sorrow, Tyra nor her family deserved what happened. But, I can almost guarantee you that in almost every neighborhood block, there is a black man or a man period who cares more for their car and parking space than they do their own neighbor. It is a disgrace. Sure car owners would like to be able to park in front or near by their home. But unless you have a drive way, no one owns the street or a particular space.

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