Over $20,000 Raised for Family of Montgomery County Uber Driver, Nesredin Esleiman, Killed While Working Earlier This Month

by MCS Staff

Nesredin Esleiman of Silver Spring is described as “a devoted Muslim family man, loved by his community, friends and family.” According to a GoFundMe started to raise money for his family, the Montgomery County man was working as an Uber driver when he was shot and killed on Wednesday, August 10, in what police describes as an attempted robbery. Mr. Esleiman has left behind a wife and three children.

Uber released the following statement to FOX 5: “We can’t imagine the sorrow Mr. Esleiman’s loved ones are facing in the wake of this senseless act of violence. We stand ready to assist law enforcement with their investigation and are grateful for their efforts to hold those responsible accountable.”

Full report on the arrest of the suspect, per Prince George’s County Police: Homicide Unit detectives arrested and charged 21-year-old Kiayon Strowbridge of Temple Hills in connection with the fatal shooting of 55- year-old Nesredin Esleiman of Silver Spring. 

On August 10, 2022, at approximately 6:20 am, patrol officers were called to the 5400 block of Chesterfield Drive for a welfare check. Once on scene, officers located the victim inside of a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The preliminary investigation revealed Esleiman was operating as a rideshare driver at the time of the murder.

The motive of the shooting was an attempted robbery. Strowbridge is charged with first- and second-degree murder and related charges. He is in the custody of Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case 22-0038272.

Featured photo courtesy of GoFundMe.


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