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Suspect posts bond after gunfire incident in Old Town on New Year’s Eve

Shots were fired in the 1500 block of Princess Street on Dec. 31, 2022 (via Google Maps)

A 28-year-old Alexandria man was released on bond after allegedly firing a handgun in Old Town on New Year’s Eve, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

No injuries were reported. The incident occurred at around 8:55 a.m. in the 1500 block of Princess Street, near Jefferson-Houston Elementary School.

Chauvez Diggins was arrested and charged with attempted malicious shooting, willful discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of an elementary school, use of firearm in a commission of a felony and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. Diggins was released on Jan. 3 on a $3,500 unsecured bond and goes to court on Feb. 17.

APD is asking anyone with information on the incident to call its non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Callers can remain anonymous.

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