Murder-Suicide Of Birdsboro Couple Committed In Relative’s Reading Home

A Birdsboro couple got into an argument while visiting relatives in Reading.  The argument led Chukwudubem Agha Okafor, 64 of Birdsboro, to shoot his wife, Cheryl V., 37, and then turn the gun on himself.  The couple was in the living room of a home on Pear Street at the time of the shooting.

Cheryl’s sister and her three children were home at the time of the shooting and ran into the street screaming for someone to call 911.  When police arrived they found both bodies in the living room and a .380-caliber handgun.  It is unclear whether the children saw the shooting.

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