April 20, 2014

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Shooter in apparent murder-suicide at airport lot is identified

CLEVELAND — The medical examiner’s office has released the identity of the shooter in a murder-suicide in an employee parking lot at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

The shooter in Sunday’s incident was identified as 28-year-old Ahmad Alkahder. Police say he fatally shot his wife — a Transportation Security Administration officer — before turning the gun on himself.

The wife and a second TSA employee were commuting to work. Police say Alkahder apparently followed her to the off-site lot, blocked her in her car by his vehicle and then began firing.

Police say he fired at the other TSA agent but missed.

The name of the dead woman hasn’t been released.

The shooting occurred at a lot north of the airport in an industrial area along Interstate 480.