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The Alexandria Police Department says it is investigating multiple weapons violations over the weekend, including a man who was shot in the shoulder in a suspected carjacking in the West End.

The first incident occurred on Saturday, Sept. 17, around midnight in the 2000 block of N. Beauregard Street. The victim reported to police that her Airbnb guest pulled a handgun on her and fled the area in a black Kia Forte, according to the police scanner.

The suspect was later arrested on I-395 south near the exit for Edsall Road, according to the police scanner. The suspect reportedly provided police with a fake identification, and three handguns were found in the vehicle, according to the police scanner.

The second incident occurred on Saturday around 10:15 p.m. in the 300 block of S. Reynolds Street in the Landmark area. A man was shot in the shoulder and reported to police that he was the victim of an attempted carjacking.

The third incident occurred in the 12oo block of Quaker Hill Drive. Four gunshots were reported by multiple callers to police, although no suspects were seen and no arrests were made, according to the police scanner.

Anyone with information on these incidents can call the APD non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Callers can remain anonymous.

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A man was shot in the 300 block of S. Reynolds Street on Sept. 16, 2023 (via Google Maps)

Alexandria police are investigating the shooting of a man in a suspected carjacking in the parking lot of a Landmark-area apartment complex.

Multiple callers reported hearing two-to-three shots at around 10:15 p.m. in the 300 block of S. Reynolds Street, according to the police scanner.

Police found the victim in his car in a parking lot outside an apartment building, and he told them he’d been shot in the shoulder in an attempted carjacking, according to the police scanner.

APD tweeted that the man suffered non-life threatening injuries and to expect a heavy police presence in the area.

Police reported to dispatch that the victim said he was approached by four individuals with ski masks and that one the suspects shot him in the shoulder. The suspects then reportedly fled on foot.

One of the suspects wore a reflective green vest, according to the police scanner.

The block around the 300 block of S. Reynolds Street has been blocked off by police, and K-9 officers have been deployed, as well as a Fairfax County Police helicopter, according to the scanner.

Anyone with information on this incident can call the APD non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Callers can remain anonymous.

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A man was arrested in May for a number of incidents including strangulation, eluding police, abduction, discharging a firearm in a public place and other charges in the 700 block of N. Ripley Street (via Google Maps)

A 41-year-old Alexandria man is being held without bond after allegedly throwing away a handgun on Interstate 395 while eluding police.

The victim’s girlfriend called police on May 5 and reported that she was the victim of domestic assault and battery at her home in the 700 block of N. Ripley Street, according to a search warrant affidavit. The woman told police that her boyfriend threatened her and that he was known to carry a firearm.

Police found the suspect in his car and ordered him to stop, but the suspect “backed over a median and fled northbound on N. Van Dorn Street at a high rate of speed,” police said in the search warrant affidavit.

Police chased the suspect seven miles, through Arlington and then back into Alexandria on I-395. The suspect’s car then started to have mechanical problems, and police saw the suspect “throw a handgun style firearm out of the driver’s side window,” according to the search warrant affidavit.

The suspect was arrested on I-395 just before the exit for Washington Boulevard in Arlington. Police also recovered a Jimenez Arms J.A. 380 on the side of the road.

The suspect was then charged with assault and battery, abduction by force/intimidation, carrying a concealed weapon, driving on a revoked/suspended license, possession of Schedule I and II drugs, reckless driving, eluding police and discharging missiles at a train/car.

All the charges were dismissed in court on June 21 except eluding police and being a nonviolent felon in possession of a firearm, both of which were transferred to the Circuit Court for a grand jury trial. The trial date has not yet been set.

Alexandria’s Sexual Assault Center and Domestic Violence Program is open, and hotlines are available 24/7 at 703-684-7273 [Sexual Assault Hotline] or 703-746-4911 [Domestic Violence Hotline].

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An Arlington man was arrested in Alexandria on Tuesday for a shooting incident that occurred in Bailey’s Crossroads earlier this month, according to FFXnow.

Two women were injured by bullet fragments and debris when the suspect allegedly fired into the floor of the Lion’s Den Lounge at 5820 Seminary Road at around 4 a.m. on July 16.

The Fairfax County Police Department announced that the suspect, 25-year-old Arlington resident Abdulkerim Halid, was arrested Wednesday in Alexandria without incident.

“Two adult females were injured from bullet fragments and debris,” FCPD said. “They were taken to a nearby hospital for injuries not considered to be life-threatening. Halid was identified as the shooter, but he left the scene prior to police arrival.”

Halid was charged with reckless handling of a firearm and is currently in custody without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

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A 22-year-old Maryland man has been charged with the murders of an Alexandria man in 2022 and a Bristow man in 2021, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

On July 10, police arrested Corde Fitzhugh-Clingman, of Hyattsville, and charged him with two counts of first degree murder while armed for the 2022 death of 26-year-old Zekariya Elmi, of Alexandria, and the 2021 death of 24 year-old Muntsier Sharfi, of Bristow.

MPD offered $25,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in both cases. After his arrest, no information on how Fitzhugh-Clingman allegedly committed the incidents was released by police. Court documents related to his case in D.C. Courts are sealed and no court date has been set.

Elmi was shot in the 5000 block of South Dakota Avenue, Northeast, at around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2022. He reportedly crashed his car into a utility pole after the incident and he later died at the hospital.

Sarfi, a football player and 2020 graduate of the University of Virginia College at Wise, was found shot to death at around 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2021, in an overturned vehicle in the 3300 block of Southern Avenue, Southeast. Police found that he was shot a block away in the 3300 block of Eerie Street, Southeast.

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A 56-year-old man was shot multiple times last night a block away from the Braddock Road Metro station, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

The victim was shot in the back multiple times at around 11:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Madison Street, according to scanner traffic. The victim was transported to the hospital and his condition is unknown.

No information on suspects was released to the public. Multiple shots fired incidents have recently occurred on the same block as Friday night’s incident.

Anyone with information can call the APD non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Callers can remain anonymous.

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(Updated 4:20 p.m.) The two teens who allegedly shot each other on May 31 in the Seminary Valley neighborhood got into a fight earlier that day at Alexandria City High School, according to a recently released search warrant affidavit.

The teens allegedly shot each other at around 8:15 p.m. in a residential area near Interstate 395 and N. Van Dorn Street. The Alexandria Police Department received multiple calls reporting 15-20 gunshots in a residential area in the 5400 block of Richenbacher Avenue.

The teens, ages 16 and 17 were both shot in the lower body and were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No charges have been filed against either teen and the incident remains under investigation, according to police.

An Instagram story was posted about an hour after the incident by an Alexandria City High School student described as “an involved party” in the search warrant affidavit.

One of the injured juveniles was captured on camera carrying a weapon and the other was arrested with a plastic bag with four firearm magazines, according to the search warrant affidavit.

“The Instagram story stated ‘dat glick jammed up only reason he livin,'” police said in the search warrant affidavit. “An Alexandria City High School student was identified as being the subject involved in an altercation with (the victim) at school the day of the shooting.”

One of the students who was shot is suspected for being involved in a shooting at the Bradlee Shopping Center on April 17, according to the search warrant affidavit.

Anyone with information on this incident can call the APD non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Shots were fired in the 1400 block of N. Beauregard Street on Sunday, June 25, 2023 (via Google Maps)

No one was reported injured after multiple shots were reported in a West End residential neighborhood on Sunday night.

The Alexandria Police Department got multiple calls for five-to-six gunshots in the 1400 block of N. Beauregard Street at around 7:30 p.m. The incident occurred in a residential area near Dora Kelley Nature Center and William Ramsay Elementary School.

Callers told APD that they saw a man shooting at a gray sedan driving in the area, and at least one round struck an apartment, according to scanner traffic.

The shots fired occurred on the same block where, last year, Enoc Cruz Villafuerte murdered his brother Jonathan Cruz Villafuerte.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information on this incident can call the APD non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Callers can remain anonymous.

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A person was shot in the 200 block of N. Breckinridge Place and walked to the 7-Eleven at 6120 Lincolnia Road on Sunday, June 4, 2023 (via Google Maps)

A man was shot in the West End early Sunday morning, and walked into a 7-Eleven on Lincolnia Road for help.

The incident occurred at around 1:45 a.m. in the 200 block of N. Breckinridge Place, and the victim walked less than a quarter mile to get help at the 7-Eleven at 6120 Lincolnia Road, according to dispatch reports. The victim suffered a non-life threatening injury.

The incident remains under investigation and no arrests have been made, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

Anyone with information on this incident can call the APD non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Callers can remain anonymous.

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(Updated 2:40 p.m.) Police said two teens were shot in a residential area near Interstate 395 and N. Van Dorn Street on Wednesday night.

Alexandria Police Department received multiple calls at around 8:15 p.m. reporting 15-20 gunshots in a residential area in the 5400 block of Richenbacher Avenue, which is near N. Van Dorn Street and Interstate 395.

One of the victims, a 17-year-old male, was shot in the lower body. The second victim was a 16-year-old male. Both victims were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses told police that two suspects were seen jumping into a red and white Mini Cooper and fleeing the area.

Police reported via dispatch that multiple shell casings from a rifle were found at the scene.

No arrests have been made in connection with this incident, according to APD.

Anyone with information on this incident can call the APD non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Callers can remain anonymous.

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