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Cherokee Street murder-suicide

9:36 PM, Jun 14, 2013   |    comments
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By Leisa Zigman

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - We know much more about a possible motive in a murder-suicide at a business on Cherokee Street Thursday.

Police say Ahmed Dirir killed three people and then himself inside their home health care business.

A memorial service was held for three of the four victims Friday afternoon.

NewsChannel 5's Leisa Zigman learned from family member and friends within the Somali community that Khadra Muse, who had majority control of A K Home Health Care, was meeting Dirir, her business partner, about getting out of the business.

Muse is described as a giving person, but she wanted out of the partnership. The relationship had become extremely volatile, and there was talk of missing money.

Fights at the business were so loud everyone in the building could hear.

"She just exploded, I was like, 'Whoooo she's really turning it to him,' and another time I open the door for her, as soon as she walks into the office they just like explode and start arguing. That was pretty much a common thing with them," said Alex McGee, owner of Block DVD.

Police say Dirir fired multi gunshots killing Muse, Seaeed Abdulla who did marketing for the company, and Bernice Solomon-Redd, who was a secretary.

Dirir, Muse, and Abdulla will be buried at Armbruster Funeral Home in Clayton.

 

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