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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Crooked Beat Records at 2417 Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray (staff photo by James Cullum)

It’s been a pretty short week, what with Independence Day on Tuesday, but even over the last three days there’s been plenty of news around Alexandria.

Unfortunately, a fair amount of that was not good news. An Alexandria resident, a former interpreter who fled Afghanistan with his family and worked with Lyft, was murdered in D.C. Surveillance video shows four people running from the scene, with one of them telling another “You killed him” and the other responding “He was reaching, bro.”

A $25,000 reward is being offered to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. No arrests after armed carjacking this morning on King Street
  2. Alexandria Police investigating homicide after assault victim dies
  3. Reward offered for information about murder of Alexandria resident in D.C.
  4. Alexandria homeowners can get a tax exemption by installing solar this summer
  5. Mayor: Bailing out Metro’s budget shortfall will mean ‘pain all around’
  6. Notes: GoFundMe established for family whose three-year-old fell from window last week
  7. Italian restaurant ‘A La Lucia’ closing by end of the year in Old Town North
  8. Man shot Friday night near Braddock Road Metro station
  9. Notes: Old Town office building could be latest residential redevelopment
  10. Poll: Should fireworks stay illegal in Alexandria?

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