A popular Richmond, Virginia hair stylist who worked on the set of Love & Hip-Hop: NY was killed after she confronted another woman over a man.
Police say 33-year-old Karen A. Turner, pictured above, was armed when she arrived at the Blue Ridge Estates apartment complex on Green Cove Drive around 10:40 p.m. Thursday night.
Officials say Turner went there to confront a woman who claimed she was pregnant by Turner's boyfriend, pictured below at her recent graduation from the University of Phoenix.
Turner reportedly became enraged after she spotted a flier advertising the unnamed woman's baby shower.
Minutes later, police responding to a shots fired call at the apartment complex found a woman in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. Another woman, later identified as Turner, was found shot to death in a car nearby.
The injured woman told police she shot Turner in self defense after the two women argued in the parking lot.
"Officers responded and located the female with a gunshot wound to the leg, but also found a female nearby in a vehicle who was unresponsive with an apparent gunshot wound," a Richmond Police spokesperson said. "She was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim was transported to a local hospital with an injury that was not considered life threatening."
Turner, who recently graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Phoenix, was the owner of the world-renowned SewIns Express Salon on Hull Street.
Among Turner's celebrity clients were former reality TV star-turned-rapper Cardi B. and rapper Remy Ma, star of Love and Hip-Hop: NY.
The successful entrepreneur had plans to expand her business to North Carolina, according to friends.
“She was a boss lady," said Turner's cousin, Olivia Robinson. “She was traveling. She was becoming a world-renowned traveling stylist. Also franchising SewIns Express."
A candlelight vigil was held for Turner on Sunday outside SewIns Express. Mourners brought purple balloons and candles in Turner's favorite color.
Police are investigating her death as a homicide rather than self-defense, according to Crime Insider.
"While all parties in this incident have been identified, no charges have yet been filed," officials said in a news release Friday.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Bridges at 804-646-4494 or contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.