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Alexandria police investigate city’s first homicide of the year in West End

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating the city’s first homicide of 2022 in West End.

Officers responded around 6:50 a.m. Wednesday to the 4500 block of Raleigh Avenue for an unresponsive person lying in the bushes, police said. When they arrived, they discovered Alexandria resident Elijah Williams, 25, dead on the sidewalk near one of the residences.

The Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide due to upper body trauma, according to police.

APD asks anyone with information to contact Detective Ryan Clinch by phone at 703.746.6673 or email [email protected] or call APD’s non-emergency number at 703.746.4444. Tips can be anonymous.

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