TSA worker shot and killed at Cleveland Hopkins Airport parking lot identified as Kimberly Alkahder

CLEVELAND - The TSA worker shot who police said was shot and killed by her estranged husband in a murder-suicide incident at a Cleveland airport parking lot has been identified.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said the female victim in the case was 20-year-old Kimberly Alkahder of Strongsville.

Cleveland police said her husband, 28-year-old Ahmad Alkahder, followed his wife and another man – a TSA worker with whom she was riding to work – as they were pulling into the Riveredge Parking lot at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport at 11:28 a.m. Sunday. He then rammed their vehicle and fired approximately five shots at their car.

Investigators said the man in the car with Kimberly Alkahder got out of the car, but Ahmad Alkahder chased him and fired several shots at him, according to police, but missed. Alkahder then turned the gun on himself, police said.

Ahmad Alkahder was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ME's office. Kimberly Alkahder was taken to the hospital, where she died a short time later. The ME's office on Monday said she was shot six times in the torso.

Police are looking to see if there was a history of domestic violence between the husband and wife. A department spokesman said detectives are looking into information that divorce papers were filed by one of them.

According to the police report released Monday morning, Kimberly Alkahder and the man in the car with her lived at the same address in Medina.

The TSA said Kimberly Alkahder worked as a baggage officer since 2011.

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