ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A murder case has shaken St. Louis’ international community: a cab driver shot through the glass alongside his front door.
There’s now a $2,000 reward in the case that has cab drivers worried they’re being targeted.
St. Louis homicide detectives do have leads, but they’re still asking for tips in the finding the killer of Ibsa Alemu, 29.
“He’s very nice, hard-working, wanted to make a dream. We miss him,” said Alex Asfaw, Alemu’s boss at Metro Cab. “He’s a very nice person. Maybe somebody followed him. Nobody knows what happened. It’s sad, very sad. He has 2 kids you know.”
Friends say Alemu moved to St. Louis from his native Ethiopia about 7 or 8 years ago.
He was fixing up a house on Holly Hills in South St. Louis for his wife and two young daughters.
Around 4 o’clock Saturday morning, someone killed him there, shooting him through the front door glass.