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TSA Agent Shot and Killed by Husband at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Dec 10, 2012 02:55 PM EST

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A Transportation Security Administration officer was killed when her husband shot her before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.

The 20-year-old TSA officer, Kimberly Alkahder, was being followed by her 28-year-old husband, Ahmad Alkahder at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Sunday. He followed her into the parking lot as she was commuting to work with another TSA officer, according to WKYC.

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Ahmad slammed his car into hers, blocking her vehicle and then fired five shots at her, killing her. The man also fired at a male TSA agent who was in the with his wife car, but he missed.

He then turned the gun on himself.

Police say that the husband and wife were estranged. They are not sure of the motive for the shooting. Kimberly and the male TSA agent were not romantically involved.

The TSA released a statement about the incident, according to WKYC.

"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."

The parking lot is located along Interstate 480 and is not located near passenger areas of the airport. It is primarily used by employees.

 

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