CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – One year after Abdelmagied Elsayed Hussein was shot and killed at his Chesterfield home, police have released photos of the men suspected of the murder.
The violent night began when three men approached a woman at a storage unit off Jahnke Road in Richmond.
“[They] abducted her and forced her to drive to her apartment on Bristol Village Drive,” police said about the June 27, 2013 crime. “While at the apartment, the suspects began to ransack the interior while the woman pleaded with them for her daughter’s safety. Upon hearing the commotion, the husband [Abdelmagied Elsayed Hussein] woke up, physically challenged the suspects.”
The men shot and killed Hussein.
“I thought I was dreaming,” said Hussein’s neighbor, Patti Denton. She vividly remembers the sound of gunshots startling her out of sleep that morning.
“…I came into the sunroom and looked out the window,” Denton said.
In a report filed the day of the murder, police said they believed the crime was not random and that the victim was specifically targeted.
At the time, Chesterfield police told us the motive was robbery, and said Hussein, a convenience store owner, had ties to trafficking cigarettes to New York.
Investigators said there were three suspects, but no one was caught, which surprised Denton.
“I just assumed whoever was involved had been arrested,” Denton said.
Investigators hope the new photos will finally lead to some arrests, something Denton said she’s been waiting a long time to see happen.
“I hate to think they could go into someone else’s neighborhood and do the same thing,” Denton said.
The men then stole the family’s car. It was later found near Byrd Park. It had been torched, police said.
Police asked anyone with information about this crime to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.