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Three men are facing years behind bars for the January shooting in a West End 7-Eleven parking lot that left a bystander shot in the neck.

On March 14, the Alexandria Grand Jury charged city residents Maurice Turner, 18, and Donovan Copeland, 20, and Fairfax County resident Damonte Martin, 21, with three felonies: malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and maliciously shooting at an occupied vehicle.

The incident occurred on Jan. 9 at around 3:20 p.m. in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven at 30 S. South Reynolds Street. The Alexandria Police Department reported that two of the suspects left the store, got into a parked car and then fired multiple shots at another car.

“During the shooting, an innocent bystander was shot in the neck and transported to the hospital,” according to the office of Alexandria’s Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter. “The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.”

The trio were pulled over and arrested shortly after the incident by Alexandria Police.

The men will be tried together, and a trial date has not been set. They are being held without bond in the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center.

The malicious wounding charge is punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison; the shooting at an occupied vehicle charge is punishable by up to 10 years; and the use of a firearm in commission of a felony charge is punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of three years.

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A 20-year-old Alexandria man is being held without bond after allegedly shooting a woman in the face in the stairwell of a Landmark area apartment building.

The incident occurred on February 9 at around 4:45 p.m. at the Brent Place apartments at 375 S. Reynolds Street. Terrell Talley, who lives in the building, was arrested March 3 and charged with malicious wounding.

Alexandria Police did not notify the public of the incident.

The victim was shot in the right lower jaw in the stairwell of the apartment building. A witness told police that he heard shots and then saw a suspect wearing all black jump the fence behind the building, according to a search warrant affidavit.

The victim then knocked on their door and reported that she was shot.

Minutes before the incident, an inmate at the Alexandria jail called up Talley on the phone. Talley allegedly told the inmate that he was going to discipline the victim for making statements against him in public, according to the affidavit. Talley allegedly said that he was going to meet the victim at “the spot” and was about to “go hard on her.”

“On the surveillance (footage), the subject can be seen exiting the hallway into the stairwell and going towards the direction of the shooting just minutes prior,” Police said in a search warrant affidavit. “The subject can also be observed manipulating an object in his jacket pocket.”

A reverse look-up confirmed that Talley’s number was the number that was called, according to the affidavit.

“A few minutes later a second phone call was made from (the inmate) to the same phone number,” police said in the warrant. “The subject answers and appears to be breathing heavily. (The inmate) asked why it sounds like he has been running and the subject stated, ’cause I am.'”

Talley was also arrested for shooting into an occupied dwelling and discharging a firearm in a public place in 2020. A malicious wounding charge against him was reduced to brandishing a firearm, for which he was found guilty. His firearm was seized and he was sentenced to 24 months in jail, 12 of which were suspended, and he served a year in prison. Talley was also sentenced to two years of supervised probation and three years of unsupervised probation.

Talley goes to court for this incident on April 5.

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Three men are in custody after allegedly shooting handguns at a parked vehicle in the West End and wounding a bystander on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 9).

The incident occurred at around 3:20 p.m. in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven convenience store at 30 S. South Reynolds Street. The Alexandria Police Department reported that two of the suspect left the store, got into a parked car and then fired shots at another car in the parking lot.

“During the altercation, an innocent bystander was shot,” APD reported. “The victim, a 26-year-old female, city of Alexandria resident was transported to the hospital by a Good Samaritan. The victim is currently in stable condition with life-threatening injuries.”

Alexandria residents Maurice Turner, 18, and Donovan Copeland, 20, and Fairfax County resident Damonte Martin, 21, were arrested and charged with malicious wounding by mob, use of firearm in the commission of a felony, concealed weapon, shooting missiles into an occupied vehicle and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to reach out to APD Detective Stephen Riley at 703-746-6225 or [email protected]. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Alexandria police are investigating after a woman was shot Sunday afternoon in the area of the 7-Eleven on South Reynolds Street at Duke Street.

Police acknowledged the shooting incident but have not yet commented on specifics. Initial details from witness reports and radio traffic suggest that the female victim had been struck by stray gunfire when gunmen opened fire around 3:20 p.m.

She was taken by private auto to the hospital before police arrived on scene. She was reported to be conscious and is expected to survive.

Police later stopped several suspects and are interviewing them to determine their involvement.

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Police are investigating a shots fired incident in the 800 block of West Glebe Road in the Arlandria neighborhood.

The Alexandria Police Department said in a press release that one person was reported to be ‘grazed’ and that police were on the scene around 7 p.m. last night investigating.

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The Alexandria Police Department is investigating the death of a 16-year-old male after he was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound on Saturday, Dec. 11.

According to a press release, there is no threat to public safety and this is being investigated as an isolated incident.”

“The Alexandria Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a call for service made approximately at 11:58 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021, in which a juvenile arrived at Inova Hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper leg,” the police department said. “While at the hospital the 16-year-old juvenile succumbed to his injury.”

The police department said that because a juvenile was involved, the department refrains from disclosing personal information.

“The investigation remains ongoing,” the press release said. “Any witnesses or individuals with information about this incident are asked to contact Detective Ryan Clinch by phone at 703 597 6355, email at  [email protected] or call APD’s non-emergency number at 703 746 4444.”

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First Street, where Alexandria police responded to a shots fired call, photo via Google Maps

Police are investigating a shots fired call at the northern end of the Braddock neighborhood.

Police closed off First Street between Fayette Street and Route 1 this morning around 8 a.m., but reopened it not long after.

“No injuries were reported,” the police department said in a press release. “APD is on the scene.”

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Morning Notes

George Washington’s Mount Vernon releases first 18th century-inspired beers — “George Washington’s Mount Vernon is releasing its first 18th century-inspired beer. The first two releases are Mount Vernon Virginia’s Porter and Mount Vernon Rye Cask Aged Porter.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

Audrey Davis talks about museums and black history in Alexandria — “Audrey Davis, director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, stops by Speak Easy this month.” [Alexandria Times]

Zebra profiles local Indian restaurant — “Our dinner at Dishes of India, 1510-A Belleview Blvd., had lots of curry with lots of savory spices. Indian food also varies by region, much like American food. Dishes of India features northern Indian food with a smattering of other regions.” [Zebra]

Virginia State University student from Alexandria dies after shooting — “Police say a Virginia college student has died after a shooting at an apartment building.” [WTOP]

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(Updated 1:50 p.m.) Alexandria police officers responded to sounds of gunfire last night (Sunday) near the Braddock Road Metro found a man shot minutes later.

Residents who called police around 11:47 p.m. Sunday reported hearing multiple gunshots in the area of North West Street and Madison Street.

Police found the man a block away on North Fayette Street.  He was taken to George Washington University Hospital with a non-life threatening wound to the upper body.

Police are working on a suspect description for the shooter who fled the scene by auto.

This incident is currently under investigation. APD is asking anyone who may have information related to this case to contact APD Detective Matthew Kramarik via phone 703 746 6650 or email at [email protected], or call the non-emergency line at 703 746 4444.

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The Alexandria Police Department announced that a 17-year-old male has been arrested and charged with crimes related to a shooting on Four Mile Road last week.

Last Sunday, Oct. 10, a juvenile male was shot at Park Vue of Alexandria apartments (511 Four Mile Road) just before noon. The victim had a gunshot wound on his upper body, but the injuries were considered not life-threatening and he was taken to the hospital.

The suspect fled the scene before police arrived, a police press release noted.

Police, on Monday, announced making an arrest in the case.

“Alexandria Police officers arrested a 17-year-old male on Friday, October 15, 2021, in connection with the October 10 shooting,” Police said in a release. “He was charged with Malicious Wounding, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile. He is being held at the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center.”

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