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Columbia baby delivered after mother's murder dies

Rabiah Ahmad
Posted at 2:22 PM, Aug 06, 2020

COLUMBIA, Md. — A baby delivered after her mother's murder, has died.

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

At the time, doctors were able to perform an emergency delivery and save baby Ahja.

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Howard County Police still have no suspects or motive in the case.

Ahmad was Muslim, but police say there's no evidence suggesting her killing was motivated by race or religion.

Investigators are however looking into whether anyone else living with her was targeted.

She lived with her boyfriend and other friends on Dovecote Drive.

A reward for information leading to the killer's arrest and conviction has been increased to $15,000.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is offering an additional $5,000 reward.

Here is a link to the family's GoFundMe if you'd like to help.