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JUST IN: Suspect arrested in Braddock neighborhood shooting

The Alexandria Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting in the Braddock neighborhood this weekend.

The shooting occurred on Saturday, Aug. 27, at approximately 8:21 p.m. in the 700 block of North Fayette Street, police said in a release.

“APD has arrested Tykeece Simms, 21, a City of Alexandria resident,” police said. “Simms is charged with malicious wounding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and unlawful discharge of a firearm. Simms is currently being held without bond at the Alexandria Adult Detention Center.”

Police said the victim was a bystander shot in her lower extremity.

“The victim, a 38-year-old female, was transported to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury and is expected to recover,” police said.

Anyone with information related to the case is asked to contact Detective John Brattelli via phone at 703-746-6699, via email at [email protected], or contact the non-emergency line at 703-746-4444. Tips can be made anonymously.