CHARLOTTE — Ahmad Kadir was 21 years old when he was shot to death on June 6 while celebrating a new job with friends, his parents said. Ahmad was a victim of a drive-by shooting and no arrests have been made.
“We called him Ace,” said Evelyn Kadir, his mother. “A lot of his friends know him as Ace. He was a good person. Loved by all. Loved by all.”
Ahmad was shot twice in the back and died a few days later in a hospital, his parents said.
“I often described him as the heartbeat of the house,” said Sulayman Kadir, Ahmad’s father.
Sulayman Kadir said he was there to cut his son’s umbilical cord when he was born.
“I was with him for the last few minutes of his life,” he said. ”I know this is a cliché, but you never think this is going to happen to you,” Sulayman Kadir said.
The Kadirs said they raised reward money and are working with Crime Stoppers.
"We are just praying for justice. We want justice. He did no wrong. We want justice," Evelyn Kadir said.
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Ahmad Kadir had life insurance, which would help pay for the funeral and other expenses after his death. The insurance company did not release that money right away to the Kadirs to ensure the beneficiary is not a suspect in the homicide case.
Most companies will contact investigators to get a ruling on the case. The insurance company cleared the Kadirs, which took two months to get the insurance money.
“Finally, there was some resolution to that, but that was the last thing I definitely needed though,” Sulayman Kadir told Action 9′s Jason Stoogenke.
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