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Woman Not Charged After Firing ‘Warning Shot’ at Man in West End

An Alexandria woman turned herself in after claiming to have fired a warning shot at a man on Sunday, September 27.

The incident occurred at around 8 p.m. in a parking lot of the Fields Apartments (4309 Duke Street). Police received multiple 911 calls and found a single bullet casing on the ground.

A witness told police that a woman and man were having a “loud verbal argument” and saw “the female pull a handgun out of her purse. (The witness) turned away in fear, and then heard a ‘pop,'” according to a search warrant affidavit.

The man ran away and the woman reportedly then went into her building. She later turned herself into the police. She presented documents that she owned the gun and told them she fired a “warning shot to prevent the male subject from harming her,” according to police.

There were multiple calls for shots fired in the city that weekend, and police have asked for the public’s help in identifying suspects after a surge of violent incidents.

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