Alexandria Police Department Makes Arrest Following an Armed Carjacking on the West End
For Immediate Release: July 29, 2021
The Alexandria Police Department made an arrest after an armed carjacking in the Cameron Station area of the West End.
At approximately 8:42 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Cameron Station Boulevard to investigate an armed carjacking. The victims, an adult male and adult female, reported being carjacked by an adult male suspect with a firearm in the 5500 block of Cardinal Place. The victims told officers they were able to get away from the known suspect when he stopped the vehicle in the 400 block of Ferdinand Day Drive. The victims told officers they fled to Armistead Boothe Park to call 911.
A helicopter was requested to assist officers and K-9 units with the search for the suspect. During the search, officers recovered the vehicle and a firearm. At approximately 9:20 p.m., the suspect, a 25-year-old male, was arrested near the intersection of S. Reynolds Street and Duke Street.
The suspect suffered a medical emergency during the booking process and was transported to a local hospital. He is in stable condition as of the writing of this release.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Stephen Riley at 703.746.6225 or the police non-emergency line at 703.746.4444. You can remain anonymous.
For media inquiries only, contact Amanda Paga, Senior Public Information Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.746.6600.
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