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JUST IN: Arrest made for 2022 West End murder

Dontae Drumgold has been charged with the 2022 murder of a man in the West End (via Alexandria Sheriff’s Office)

(Updated 2:45 p.m.) A 28-year-old Prince William County man was arrested for the murder of a 25-year-old more than a year ago, the Alexandria Police Department announced today.

Dontae LaShawn Drumgold is being held without bond in connection with the death of Elijah Williams in March 2022.

Drumgold was arrested in another jurisdiction on May 1, and arrested in Alexandria yesterday (Monday), according to court records reviewed by ALXnow.

He was charged with first-degree murder and one count of using a firearm in the commission of a felony. He went to court today for a preliminary hearing. No trial date has been set, according to the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

APD did not say in its announcement where Drumgold was arrested and did not respond to a request for comment before publication.

Williams was shot dead and found by police on the sidewalk in the 4500 block of Raleigh Avenue at around 7 a.m. on March 25, 2022 — last year’s first homicide.

“The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner later determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the head,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter said.

First-Degree Murder carries a maximum penalty of life in prison without parole. Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony requires a three-year mandatory minimum sentence.

Image via Alexandria Sheriff’s Office

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