*Note to media: A PIO will be available between 5:15 and 6 p.m. at Rugby Road and Portloe Terrace (media staging area from this morning)
Fair Oaks Police District – Detectives have a man in custody for striking and killing a 75-year-old woman today, Friday, April 14, near the intersection of Route 50 (Lee Jackson Memorial Highway) and Rugby Road, in Fairfax. Officers were called for the report around 10:15 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation determined she was crossing Rugby Road traveling eastbound. A 2016 Dodge Dart traveling southbound on Rugby Road struck her, then turned around and struck the victim a second time before leaving the scene. Crash Reconstruction and Homicide detectives responded to investigate. They are looking into the possibility the victim was intentionally run over. It does not appear the victim and suspect were known to each other.
In an unrelated incident, officers were called to the 3900 block of Fair Ridge Drive around 12:45 p.m. A 43-year-old woman reported a man was in the shopping center acting strangely. She took a picture of him. He became agitated, then assaulted her and went into one of the businesses. Officers found him inside and took him into custody. As they were investigating, one officer noticed front-end damage on his car in the parking lot. Further investigation determined he was also involved in this morning’s fatal crash. Kenan M. Ozcan, 31, of Fairfax, was taken to the Adult Detention Center and charged with felony hit and run and attempted robbery.
The victim has been identified as Maria Ascencio, 75, of Zelkova Court, in Fairfax. Her family has been notified and we are working with them to provide assistance as needed.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-691-2131 or Crimes Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637).