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Alexandria Police arrest D.C. man for carjacking down the street from police headquarters

Alexandria Police at night (staff photo by James Cullum)

The Alexandria Police Department (APD) arrested Robert Walker, a 34-year-old D.C. resident, for a carjacking just a few blocks away from APD headquarters and striking a police vehicle.

Police said in a release that Walker was arrested after allegedly carjacking a woman on the 4400 block of Wheeler Avenue at 8:39 p.m. on Wednesday.

“Officers observed the vehicle traveling eastbound on Duke Street where the suspect ran a traffic light at Duke and Quaker,” the release said. “Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop and the suspect refused to stop. A police pursuit was then initiated.”

APD said Walker traveled past Telegraph Road before crossing the median and traveling westbound on Duke Street.

“The suspect struck the cruiser of an APD officer at the intersection of Janney’s Lane and West Taylor Run Parkway before crashing into a wooded area at the dead end of East Taylor Run Parkway, where the driver fled on foot,” the release said.

Fairfax County K9s were called in to search but Walker surrendered and was taken into custody without incident. APD said the victim was medically evaluated at the scene but declined to be transported to a hospital.

Walker is charged with:

  • Felony assault on a law enforcement officer
  • Felony eluding
  • Felony hit and run
  • Carjacking
  • Reckless driving
  • Disregard traffic light – red

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