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Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ this morning in West End

5500 block of Ascot Court (image via Google Maps)

A police investigation of a shooting early this morning in the West End has turned to a “suspicious death” investigation.

The Alexandria Police Department said the initial call for service was this morning (Wednesday) at 5:35 a.m. in the 5500 block of Ascot Court.

According to police:

The initial call for service was received at approximately 5:35 a.m. on December 21, 2022. Responding officers located a male inside a building with trauma to the upper body. Responding EMS attempted life-saving efforts, however, the male was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation. APD is asking anyone who may have information related to this case to contact APD Detective Stephen Riley via phone at 703.746.6225, email at [email protected], or call our non-emergency line at 703.746.4444. Tips can be anonymous.

There have been six homicides in Alexandria this year. The most recent was a double murder two miles away when two construction workers were killed in an alleged burglary attempt.

Image via Google Maps

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