Detectives Release Video from Janna Lee Ave Homicide
Mount Vernon Police District – Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying the individuals pictured in surveillance footage that may be related to the fatal shooting of Tafari “Trey” Nadhim, 30, of Maryland. On July 8, Mr. Nadhim was found deceased by a community member in the 7800 block of Janna Lee Avenue. Detectives determined that Mr. Nadhim was attending a block party on July 4 in the nearby neighborhood. At some point in the evening, Mr. Nadhim was involved in a verbal dispute and was shot between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on July 5.
During the investigation, detectives found video surveillance of a man walking behind a row of apartments displaying a firearm 100 to 200 yards away from where Mr. Nadhim was discovered. The man was followed by a group of two men and one woman. Further investigation through social media accounts identified the same woman from this group was attending the Fourth of July block party.
Detectives would like to speak to the individuals seen in the videos as they believe they may be involved or have information about the fatal shooting of Mr. Nadhim.
If you can identify anyone in the video, please contact detectives at our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash reward if their information leads to an arrest.
(Originally published on July 9, 2021)
Homicide Investigation Underway After Man Found Dead in Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau are conducting a homicide investigation after a man was found deceased by a community member on July 8. Officers were dispatched to the 7900 block of Janna Lee Avenue for a death investigation at 10:14 a.m., after an unresponsive man was found lying under brush. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded to the scene and have preliminarily declared the death a homicide on July 9, after evidence indicated the man suffered trauma to the upper body. Preliminarily, detectives believe the man, Tafari Nadhim, 30 of Maryland, had been deceased in the area days before being discovered. Detectives are asking for the community’s help in providing information that can assist them in their investigation.
Anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious or who was in contact with Nadhim, who went by “Trey”, over the weekend, to please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.
Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim’s family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.
This is being investigated as the 11th homicide year to date in Fairfax County.
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