Police find ‘no evidence’ man tried to set teen’s memorial on fire

Nabra Hassanen

WASHINGTON, DC — DC Police are investigating a small fire that was set at a fountain in Dupont Circle near a memorial for Nabra Hassanen, a Fairfax teen who was murdered Sunday.

According to US Park Police, 24-year-old Jonathon Soloman of South Carolina, set fire to some items in the fountain. Detectives say those items were collected in the park and there’s no evidence he was trying to set her memorial on fire.

Two days after her murder, dozens gathered on Dupont Circle to honor and remember the teen. The 17-year-old  was killed Sunday morning as she and a group of 15 teens were walking back to the ADAMS Center mosque after getting food at a nearby restaurant. Police say she was killed in a road rage incident.

The suspect in her death, 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres, is being held in jail.