Homicide No. 62: Abdulrauf Kadir, Ethiopian Refugee, Shot in Convenience Store Robbery

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Antonio Muldrew, 36.
Friends and family buried Abdulrauf Kadir, an Ethiopian refugee working to bring his wife and children to St. Louis, on Tuesday, the day after officials filed murder charges against the man suspected of shooting him during a robbery.

Kadir, 32, came to St. Louis as a refugee in November, escaping "well-founded fear of persecution" in his home country with sponsorship from the International Institute, says president and CEO Anna Crosslin. He'd hoped to bring his wife, son and daughter to America, but without Kadir's income, their future is uncertain.

Kadir was working at a Dutchtown corner market at Chippewa Street and Louisiana Avenue around 3:30 p.m. when he was gunned down by Antonio Muldrew, 36, who lived nearby in the 3800 block of Louisiana Avenue, according to police.

Muldrew shot Kadir, who was behind the counter, several times in the chest, cleaned out the register, lingered for about fifteen minutes and shot Kadir once more in the head while he was asking customers for help, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Police found Muldrew outside the store and arrested him.

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The store where Kadir was shot and killed.
On Monday the Circuit Attorney's Office charged Muldrew with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and three counts of armed criminal action. He is held on a $1 million, cash-only bond.

Want to donate to Kadir's family? The International Institute is accepting donations online (select "in memory of") or by check. Checks mailed to the International Institute should have the name "A. Kadir" in the subject line.

Here's the full police report from Sunday's shooting:

Incident: Homicide

Location: 3400 block of Chippewa

Date/Time: 7/06/14 @ 15:29

Victim: 32-year old black male

Suspect: 36-year old black male

Officers responded to the above location and upon arrival, located the victim behind the store counter. The victim had sustained gunshot wounds to the head and chest and was pronounced deceased on the scene. After reviewing surveillance video, investigators observed the suspect standing outside the crime scene and took the suspect into custody. The victim's identification is being withheld pending next of kin notification. The investigation is ongoing.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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zjflorence
zjflorence

Fix the donation link so we can bring the family to the US and fix the justice system so that they can have an eye for an eye.

Justin Michalik
Justin Michalik

Police are only there for revenue. They're revenue generators for the government. If you think they're still here to "protect and serve" you're crazy.

Marlin Rogers
Marlin Rogers

St Louis needs to get tough on crime. Maybe they can use the state police that hide along the highway's taking radar. Speeders, the real criminals.

Rachel Davidson
Rachel Davidson

I wish we could see a pic of the victim instead of the piece of shit that murdered him

Jason Goad
Jason Goad

Rehabilitation isn't possible so put him to death immediately following his court proceedings! I don't think it's fair to have to pay to feed and house this animal for the remainder of his wasted life.

Keith Stephens
Keith Stephens

Just tragic and weird. Shot him, then just hung out waiting to be arrested.

Manju Pandey Owoso
Manju Pandey Owoso

Reminds me of another refugee that was shot, last year I think. Wonder if they found the murderer. This is such a tradegy, his family will be in the refugee camp forever. I hope the murderer suffers just as much.

Bridget Jones
Bridget Jones

Snuff this mofo out..tired of taking care of felons! Eye for eye justice.

Lisa Burnett Robinson
Lisa Burnett Robinson

Why write a glowing story about the victim and punctuate it with a photo of the murderer? Since he is already in custody, there is no need to distribute his photo.

James McKee
James McKee

The link to donate in the story was not working for me.

dalediversity
dalediversity topcommenter

That used to be a nice neighborhood, until it became more "diverse", if you know what I mean. 

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