Police Chief meets with ADAMS Center leaders following teen’s murder

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Nabra Hassanen

FAIRFAX CO., VA — The Fairfax County Police Department is working closely with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office investigating the death of Muslim teen killed over the weekend.

Nabra Hassanen, 17,  was leaving the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center mosque with her friends during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, when police say, a driver,  Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, encountered the victim Sunday at 3:40 a.m..  Detectives say Torres clashed with her and the group of teenagers. Moments later, police say, Torres got out of his car armed with a baseball bat and began chasing the group and he was able to catch Hassenen. Police say he hit her with a baseball bat and took her in his car to a pond in Loudoun County.

Torres has been charged with murder and being held in jail.

As the investigation continues, on Tuesday the Fairfax County Police Chief,  Edward C. Roessler Jr., met with leaders from the ADAMS Center including Imam Mohamed Magid and Chaplain Joshua Salaam.  Police say the chief told the religious leaders that the county will continue to diligently investigate the case and provide support.

“We have a long-standing relationship with the ADAMS Center, and our hearts go out to everyone in our Muslim community and beyond for this tragic crime,” Roessler Jr. said.

An autopsy shows that Hassenen suffered blunt force trauma to the upper body after the road rage incident.

Hundreds across the country have come together to hold vigils in honor of the slain teen. Tomorrow the Fairfax County Police Chile will join Reston community in a vigil for Hassenen. The vigil is set to start at 6:30 p.m. in Lake Anne Plaza in Reston.