Good Friday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 3 p.m., then showers between 3-5 p.m. Otherwise, party sunny with a high near 91. Slight chance of showers tomorrow with a high near 88.
🚨 You need to know
Details are emerging about the murder of Alexandria resident Nasrat Ahmad Yar, a 31-year-old Alexandria resident and father of four who was killed in D.C. on Monday.
Yar was killed early Monday morning while finishing a late shift on rideshare app Lyft. WUSA9 reported that Yar was an interpreter for U.S. Army Special Forces in Afghanistan and escaped with his family after the fall of the Afghan government to the Taliban in 2021.
Yar had been working twelve-hour shifts every day as the sole provider for his wife and four children, who age from 13 years to 16 months, WUSA9 reported. Yar was also sending money home to his family in Afghanistan.
Surveillance video of the scene shows four people running from the scene and captured an exchange between them, with one saying “You killed him,” and another responding, “He was reaching bro.”
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📈 Thursday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for July 7, 2023.
The Alexandria Police Department said in a release that a handgun was confiscated from a student at Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy (530 S St Asaph Street) today. According to the release:…
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