Alexandria police make arrest in 2015 North Fayette Street homicide

Alexandria police make arrest in 2015 North Fayette Street homicide

The Alexandria Police Department announced Thursday afternoon it has made an arrest in connection with the 2015 slaying of Shakkan Elliot-Tibbs on North Fayette Street.

Rashad Lonzell Adkins, 21, of Alexandria, was charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is being held without bond in the William G. Truesdale Detention Center, after being indicted by a grand jury earlier that day. Police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal said Adkins is the only suspect wanted in relation to this crime.

“Once again, these indictments show the strong cooperation and collaboration between the police department and the Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office,” said Police Chief Earl Cook in a statement. “With their assistance, the Alexandria Police Department has now closed the last remaining homicide from 2015. Our detectives continue to show their commitment to the safety of Alexandria by their persistence in removing violent suspects from our community.”

Elliot-Tibbs, 22, of Woodbridge, suffered a gunshot wound July 3, 2015 on the 700 block of N. Fayette St. He was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Police asked that anyone with information about this investigation contact Detective Loren King at 703-746-6689.

The news came just a day after Pierre Clark, 28, died from multiple gunshot wounds he sustained on the 1000 block of Montgomery St.

The APD will hold a community meeting on Friday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center to address residents’ concerns following that slaying, the third of the year in Alexandria.