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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — A suspect on the run in connection with two shootings in North Old Town has been located, Alexandria Police say. Officials say an officer sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
A foot pursuit took place after police responded to a report of a robbery at 5 a.m. on First Street. Police say the suspect began shooting during the pursuit.
Residents between Bashford Lane and Montgomery Street, from Washington Street/George Washington Memorial Parkway to the Potomac River were asked to shelter in place for over two hours.
Around 8:30 a.m. the suspect was found dead. No details have been released on how the suspect was killed.
The suspect may have been connected to a second shooting in the area, officials say.
Police say there is no longer a threat to public safety, and a shelter in place for Old Town has been lifted.
At this time, the suspect and the officer’s name have not been announced.
This is a developing story and will be updated.