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$5k reward offered in murder of pregnant Columbia woman, GoFundMe set up for saved infant

Rabiah Ahmad
Posted at 2:03 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 14:04:56-04

COLUMBIA, Md. — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Rabiah Ahmad's killer.

Ahmad, 30, was 28-weeks pregnant when someone fired a gun into her Howard County home Friday night, killing her.

Luckily, doctors were able to save and deliver her infant daughter, Ahja, who's in stable condition at Shock Trauma.

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CAIR released a statement from Ahmad's family asking for the public's help in finding her murderer.

"Because of this senseless act, Rabiah's little baby girl Ahja, is left to fight the battle of her little life. A little precious life who should still be in her Mommy's womb right now, whole and healthy. This is a great and devastating blow to the entire Ahmad-Najiy-Dawson-Bailey families. This doesn't make sense. Please help us find Rabiah's killer."

Detectives are looking to see if anyone living with Rabiah may have been targeted. She lived with her boyfriend and other friends at the location on Dovecote Drive in Columbia.

A GoFundMe has also been set up for Rabiah's family.