A convenience store employee was killed early Wednesday at a gas station in western Fairfax County.
Detectives believe the incident began as a robbery at the Sunoco at 13300 Franklin Farm Road around 1:15 a.m., according to Fairfax County police.
The victim, Resham Bajgain, 40, of Herndon, suffered blunt force trauma to the upper body. An autopsy will be conducted Thursday.
Mohamed A. Abdullahi, 19, of Herndon, was found soon after in the shopping center parking lot and arrested, police officials said. He is being held at the Adult Detention Center without bond.
Detectives believe the suspect approached several people in the shopping center, according to police, and they’d like to hear from anyone with information, including the driver of a Pontiac GTO who was near the Sunoco at the time.