World B. Free said Monday that New York and local media reports are wrong -- a woman gunned down in front of her family home in Brooklyn Sunday was not his wife.
"They were never married and this was in the past. While they haven't spoken in quite a while, he does want to extend his condolences to her family and friends," a publicist for the team said.
Audrey Johnson, 51, was trying to protect her niece during a fight Sunday night and was shot in the head.
"There were three guys that ran from behind a tree and they were pistol whipping the niece's boyfriend and my sister-in-law [tried] to stop people from running outside -- she got a few of them to go back into the house [and] when she turned her back somebody shot her in the head," a family friend told reporters.
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Early Monday police had made no arrests, and were reportedly searching for at least two suspects.