Alexandria police arrest suspect in fatal shooting

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Alexandria police have arrested a Largo, Maryland, man in connection with a shooting that left one person dead Friday morning.

Police today charged William Thomas Layton, 32, with Possession of a Firearm by a Violent Felon, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. He is currently being held without bond in the Alexandria Detention Center.

The shooting occurred Friday morning in the 5500 block of Holmes Run Parkway. Police said they found a 20-year-old Alexandria woman suffering a gunshot wound to the upper body. She died at a local hospital a short time later.

It is the fourth homicide in Alexandria in 2018.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Loren King at 703 746-6689.


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