(Updated 8/9) The Alexandria Police Department said one person has been injured in an officer-involved shooting on the 3500 block of Richmond Highway in Potomac Yard.
“There is a moderate police presence in and around the 3500 block of Richmond Highway in response to a federal law enforcement officer-involved shooting,” police said on social media. “One person was injured. APD is on scene.”
Scanner traffic indicated that U.S. Marshals may have been involved in the shooting at the Navy Federal Credit Union.
A witness told ALXnow that a white truck was speeding and went over a traffic island. Witnesses told FOX5 that the driver struck the U.S. Marshals’ vehicles before the Marshals shot at the truck. One bullet struck the door of the AT&T store, shattering the glass, staff at the store told ALXnow.
According to the Alexandria Police Department:
On Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at approximately 12:46 p.m. the Alexandria Police Department responded to a shooting in the 3600 block of Richmond Highway. Upon arriving, officers learned the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force located a wanted fugitive in the Potomac Yard shopping center. While the CARFTF attempted to apprehend the suspect, he was shot. He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Alexandria Police Department is asking anyone with information related to this incident to contact Detective Stephen Riley by phone at 703.746.6225, by email at [email protected], or call our non-emergency number at 703.746.4444. Tips can be anonymous.
Notification:: There is a moderate police presence in and around the 3500 block of Richmond Highway in response to a federal law enforcement officer-involved shooting. One person was injured. APD is on scene. pic.twitter.com/PM2BqdgYG1
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) August 8, 2023
update: USMS SHOOTING: One suspect down at the Navy Federal Credit Union in Alex. At 12:47 p.m., Alex rx'd a call for a weapons violation. When they responded they found the USMS engaged with an individual. Unknown condition of the suspect shot. h/t @RVANOVA01 cc: @AlexandriaNow pic.twitter.com/dOZNHTxkW2
— Alan Henney (@alanhenney) August 8, 2023
James Cullum and Vernon Miles contributed to this story
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