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Police: Alexandria teen death in West End ruled a homicide

5500 block of Ascot Court (image via Google Maps)

The Alexandria Police Department (APD) has officially upgraded a “suspicious death” investigation to a homicide and said the victim was a local teenager.

Police responded to a call for service at 5:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the 5500 block of Ascot Court.

“Responding officers located a male inside a building with trauma to the upper body,” APD said in a release. “Responding EMS attempted life-saving efforts, however, the male was pronounced dead at the scene.”

This is the seventh homicide in Alexandria this year.

The following press release was just published by the City of Alexandria:

The Medical Examiner has determined this to be a homicide and the victim has been identified as a 17 year old male City Resident.

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.

For Immediate Release: December 21, 2022

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a suspicious death that occurred Wednesday during the early morning hours in the 5500 Block of Ascot Court.

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.

Image via Google Maps

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