Man dies in shooting on First Street

Man dies in shooting on First Street

By Chris Teale (File photo)

A 23-year-old man is dead after being shot early Saturday on First Street.

At approximately 3:33 a.m., officers from the Alexandria Police Department responded to the 1000 block of First St. after reports of a shooting. The victim was located by police suffering from what officials described as an upper-body trauma.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Police later identified the victim as Saquan Hall, 23, of Alexandria.

The investigation is ongoing.

The slaying is the fourth in Alexandria this year. The first took place in April, when Melaku Abraha was assaulted and robbed on the 200 block of S. Alfred St. and later died of his injuries. In May, Shakeel Baldon, 43, was stabbed on Lincolnia Road and died from his injuries in the hospital. Last month, Pierre Clark, 28, was shot on the 1000 block of Montgomery St.

Police announced April 12 that George McGee II, 22, of Capitol Heights, Md., was charged in connection with the murder of Abraha. Last Tuesday, Clarence Terry, 53, of Alexandria, was charged in connection with Baldon’s slaying. Clark’s case remains unsolved.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Bikeramjit Gill with the Alexandria Police Department at 703-746-6751.