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BREAKING: One suspect charged with murder after victim from altercation dies

A felonious assault charge from an incident on Monday night has turned to a second-degree murder charge after the victim died today.

Ricky Dehate, 48, is charged with second-degree murder.

On Monday, police said the victim sustained minor injuries from a robbery on the 2500 block of North Van Dorn Street, but the victim died at the hospital today (Wednesday).

According to police:

On Monday, September 11, at approximately 11:22 p.m., officers responded to a call reporting a fight in the 2500 block of North Van Dorn Street. Upon arriving to the scene, officers found one victim who was transported to a local hospital with injuries. The victim died on September 13, 2023. The suspect, Ricky Dehate, 48, was charged with felonious assault the night of the incident and has been charged with second-degree murder today, September 13.

This is the sixth homicide of the year in the City of Alexandria.

Anyone with information related to the case can reach Detective Christine Escobar at 703 746 6819 or via email at [email protected].

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