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Gas Station Clerk Killed in Herndon Sunoco

by RestonNow.com July 5, 2018 at 10:15 am 14 Comments

A gas station clerk was killed in a possible robbery attempt in Herndon on Wednesday (July 4).

According to Fairfax County Police, Resham Bajgain, 40, of Herndon, was killed inside the Sunoco where he worked in the Franklin Farms Shopping Center (13348 Franklin Farm Road).

Police responded to the scene within three minutes of receiving the report at 1:15 a.m. Officers spotted a person matching the description of the suspect in the parking lot. Mohamed Abdullahi, 19, of Herndon, was arrested and charged with murder.

Police are seeking information about the incident, especially about the driver of a Pontiac GTO that was near the gas station around the time of the murder.

Abdullahi is being held at the adult detention center without bond.

Anyone with information should call the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800 or text “TIP187” plus your message to 274637.

Photo via FCPD

  • Mike M

    Mohamed? Say it ain’t so!

  • Arielle in NoVA

    >:( That’s horrible. Bad enough they were robbing him.

  • Turd Ferguson

    Knowing the color and approximate model year of the Pontiac GTO might help to expedite the search.

  • I’d rather post as a guest

    Mohamed Abdullahi

  • Sujit

    Scary city to live, crazy place….

    • Doug

      It’s not scary to live in Herndon

  • The Constitutionalist

    Was this a hate crime? Oh, no of course not, only when it’s the other way around.

    • Willie Reston

      Sounds like a robbery gone wrong and nothing like a hate crime. Keep reaching though.

      • OneReally

        comment noted!!

      • The Constitutionalist

        Oh, thanks for clearing that one up. Robberies can’t be hate crimes – got it.

    • Religion&Caste

      Could be, both appear to be middle eastern – distinctions may be unknown but could be of importance. Let’s not be judgemental but also, not naive. Chances are LE is not well trained and aware of these nuances. According the US law, justice must be served to the fullest extent.


    • RIP

      Bajgain is a last name of people from Nepal. They are of Bahun/Brahmin caste and of Aryan origin. They come from Kashmir and Kamboj. They are believed to have come from central Asia entering Kashmir and finally western Nepal.

    • Somali Ethiopian variant

      Abdullah or Abdallah is the primary transliteration of the Arabic given name, Arabic: عبد الله‎, built from the Arabic words Abd and Allah (Allah itself composed of Al- and Ilah). … It is one of many Arabic theophoric names, meaning servant of God or Gods Follower is also a meaning of this name.

  • Morty

    Was he legal or illegal immigrant ? Police record ?


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