Authorities Identify High School Educator as Victim Killed by Nephew in Glen Burnie Murder-Suicide

The Anne Arundel County Police Department has identified a Montgomery County high school educator as the person killed by his nephew on Wednesday in a murder-suicide.  

On April 5, 2023 at approximately 10:00p.m., officers responded for an unknown disturbance in the 7300 block of Red Pond Court in Glen Burnie. In a statement, the police department said as the officers approached the residence, they heard gunshots and multiple people began rushing out of the residence. 

"As officers made their way into the residence, they located two male subjects suffering from gunshot wounds. Homicide detectives were summoned to the scene," the statement said.

"Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, a 27-year-old male, identified as Daniel Amponsah, requested that family members meet him at the residence."

Investigators believe when Amponsah arrived at the address, he became agitated, produced a handgun and began threatening his family members. The victim, identified as Amponsah's uncle, 47-year-old, Kofi Frempong (shown above/below), was shot by Amponsah as the remaining family members rushed out of the home. "Evidence at the scene indicated that Amponsah then turned the firearm on himself. Officers located both Frempong and Amponsah and administered medical aid, however, both men were later pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Based on the totality of the evidence and consistent statements of the witnesses involved, homicide detectives determined that the incident was a murder-suicide.     

According to, Kofi has been teaching in Montgomery County Public Schools for two decades, including twelve years experience as a highly qualified English teacher of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Kofi earned his B.A. in English Education from University of Maryland, his M.A. from Trinity University, and Administrator I certification from Hood College.
"Kofi inspires and empowers students every day to achieve leadership excellence, as director of the Leadership Training Institute, the signature program at MCPS’s John F. Kennedy High School. His role includes disseminating program information to stakeholders and applicants, organizing service opportunities, planning academic course load for students, and performing community outreach to establish and maintain partnerships between the program and local organizations and businesses."

Letter to Kennedy High School Community

“Dear Cavalier Students and Families,

With great sadness, I must inform you of the unexpected death of a Kennedy High School staff member. Mr. Kofi Frempong, as Coordinator of our schools’ Leadership Training Institute (LTI), was a well-known member of our community. As of this day and time, I do not have any additional information to share with you; however, I will update you as information becomes available.

Students may be deeply affected by his death. A support team of psychologists, counselors, and pupil personnel workers from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will work with our staff to provide counseling and support to students. Students who need support should contact our school counseling office. Your child may have questions and worries about this loss. We have attached some suggestions that may prove helpful to you as you talk about Mr. Frempong’s death with your child. Please contact the school at 240 740-0100 if you want to discuss any issues.

Mr. Frempong was a loving husband and father. I know you join me in extending our deepest sympathy to the Frempong family. I will share the information with you when we receive word regarding funeral arrangements.”

---Dr. Joe L. Rubensr, Principal