Police Investigate a Homicide, Suspect Deceased

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Police Investigate a Homicide, Suspect Deceased

For Immediate Release
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, October 22, 2017, in the 200 block of N. Pickett Street

At approximately 8:45 p.m., police were dispatched to a report of a shooting in All Veterans Park. Upon arriving, officers located two victims who had been shot. 

The female victim, a 17-year-old City resident, was pronounced deceased at the scene. A male victim, a 15-year-old City resident, was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries and is currently listed in stable condition.

The suspect, Yerson Nunez Lopez, a 19-year-old resident of Maryland, was found deceased at the scene with self-inflicted injuries. The suspect and the victims were known to each other. 

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Bikeramijt Gill at 703.746.6751

This is the sixth homicide in Alexandria this year.