Police make arrest in Belle Pre Way homicide

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Police make arrest in Belle Pre Way homicide
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By Chris Teale (File photo)

The Alexandria Police Department announced Friday it has made an arrest in connection with the slaying of Leon Williams on Belle Pre Way in October last year.

Brian Bolar, 26, of Dumfries, was arrested for murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on May 19. He is being held without bond in the William G. Truesdale Detention Center.

Williams died from injuries he sustained in a shooting October 7, 2015.

“Last year when this terrible crime occurred, I promised that our detectives would not rest until this case resulted in the arrest of the perpetrator”, said Police Chief Earl Cook in a statement. “I am continually impressed by the tenacity of our detectives and officers and their dedicated work to close an investigation.”

The U.S. Marshall Service assisted Alexandria police in the investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Sergeant David Cutting at 703-746-6627.

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