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Man charged with brother’s murder in West End shooting

Enoc Cruz Villafuerte, charged with the murder of his brother Jonathan Cruz Villafuerte (photo via Alexandria Sheriff’s Office)

The Alexandria Police Department have charged Enoc Cruz Villafuerte, 22, for the murder of his brother Jonathan Cruz Villafuerte, 24, early this morning (Monday).

Enoc was arrested at the scene early this morning where Jonathan was found dead.

“The initial call for service was received at approximately 1:56 a.m. for a shots fired incident in the 1400 block of North Beauregard Street,” police said in a release. “Upon arrival, police discovered the deceased, Jonathan Cruz Villafuerte, 24, with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. Officers and medics attempted to render aid, but the attempts were unsuccessful.”

The release said Enoc, Jonathan’s brother, was arrested on the scene and is charged with 2nd degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Enoc is being held in the William Truesdale Adult Detention without bond.

This is the fourth homicide in Alexandria this year.

According to the release:

Police are still investigating the incident, and are asking anyone who may have information related to this case to contact APD Detective Michael Whelan via phone at 703.746.6228, email at [email protected], or call our non-emergency line at 703.746.4444. Tips can be anonymous.

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