(Updated at 2:21 p.m. on Dec. 6) The Alexandria Police Department says that an arrest was made after a man was injured in an attempted robbery in the Landmark area of Alexandria’s West End last week.
APD responded to an apartment building at 375 S. Reynolds Street at around 2 p.m. on Nov. 29 in response to a report that a man was shot, according to a department release. Police later determined that no weapon was used, and that the victim was assaulted and suffered non-life threatening injuries.
APD said that a man was arrested, but did not release the suspect’s name or charges against him.
According to APD:
While on scene, officers determined the victim was not shot. The man was assaulted and possibly robbed of property. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries for medical care. As officers were circulating for the suspect, they located a male matching the suspect description at South Van Dorn Street at Courtney Avenue. After further investigation, it was determined that this man was the suspect in the assault and attempted robbery, he was charged and transported to the Detention Center. The suspect also had a misdemeanor warrant from another jurisdiction.
ALXnow has reached out to the police for suspect information.
The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Raymond Braxton of Fairfax. He is currently being held without bond and was charged with attempted robbery and malicious wounding. Braxton also had a misdemeanor warrant from another jurisdiction, according to APD. His preliminary hearing is on Jan. 17.
Anyone with information on this incident can reach out to the APD non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Callers can remain anonymous.
Updated information: See attached news release regarding the apprehension of a suspect for the assault and attempted robbery that occurred this afternoon on S. Reynolds Street https://t.co/swabTjS5T3 pic.twitter.com/8YocmkIlTS
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) November 30, 2023
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