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Cleveland: Names released in deadly aiport parking lot shooting

1:07 PM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND --  The names of two people who died in a shooting in an employee parking lot at Hopkins Airport have been released by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner.

The ME identifies Kimberly Alkahder, 20, of Strongsville, as one of the victims. She worked as an agent for the TSA.  The name of the alleged shooter, 28-year-old Ahmad Alkahder, Kimberly's estranged husband, had previously been released.

The shooting happened at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Riveredge employee parking lot just north of the airport, near I-480.

Police say Ahmad Alkahder rammed his car into a car carrying Kimberly Alkahder and another, male TSA employee. Ahmad Alkahder then shot at Kimberly Alkahder five times before attempting to shoot at the other agent.

The unidentified man, also a TSA agent, in the car with Kimberly Alkahder escaped without injury.

Police say Ahmad Alkahder then shot and killed himself. Kimberly Alkahder was pronounced dead at the emergency room.

TSA released this statement following the shooting:

"TSA has lost a member of its family today to a fatal shooting at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Our employee, whose name is being temporarily withheld, had worked for the TSA since 2011 as a baggage officer. She was fatally shot at the airport in what the police are calling a domestic dispute. Our thoughts and condolences go out to her family, friends and fellow employees during this painful time."


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