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JUST IN: Three arrested after bystander shot outside West End 7-Eleven

Three men are in custody after allegedly shooting handguns at a parked vehicle in the West End and wounding a bystander on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 9).

The incident occurred at around 3:20 p.m. in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven convenience store at 30 S. South Reynolds Street. The Alexandria Police Department reported that two of the suspect left the store, got into a parked car and then fired shots at another car in the parking lot.

“During the altercation, an innocent bystander was shot,” APD reported. “The victim, a 26-year-old female, city of Alexandria resident was transported to the hospital by a Good Samaritan. The victim is currently in stable condition with life-threatening injuries.”

Alexandria residents Maurice Turner, 18, and Donovan Copeland, 20, and Fairfax County resident Damonte Martin, 21, were arrested and charged with malicious wounding by mob, use of firearm in the commission of a felony, concealed weapon, shooting missiles into an occupied vehicle and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to reach out to APD Detective Stephen Riley at 703-746-6225 or [email protected]. Callers can remain anonymous.

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