Updated 9:40 p.m. October 5
The Alexandria Police Department identified the victim late Wednesday as Rolf Marshall, 75, of Alexandria. He suffered a gunshot wound inside his residence.
Police also announced his wife, Paula Marshall, 47, has been charged with his murder.
By Chris Teale (File photo)
An elderly adult male is dead after being shot on Duke Street in Old Town late Wednesday morning.
Officers from the Alexandria Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Duke St. at approximately 11:14 a.m. after reports of a felonious assault. Acting Police Chief David Huchler said at the scene that the victim was transported to a local hospital with at least one gunshot wound, and later died from his injuries at 11:31 a.m.
Huchler said there is no threat to the public, as police believe the suspect and victim knew each other.
“We can say there is no threat to the community,” he said. “These two parties are known to each other and for the other party involved, we are speaking with that person now and will have more to report as we have more information.”
Huchler said the APD will release the victim’s identity when his next of kin have been informed.
For the neighborhood near the intersection of Duke Street and U.S. Route 1, the shooting was a shock.
“It’s a very quiet neighborhood, so we typically don’t have any issues here,” Huchler said. “You do have a pretty cohesive community here, and we’ve been talking to a lot of the neighbors, finding out what’s happened.”
The slaying is the fifth 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 a local hospital. In June, Pierre Clark was shot on the 1000 block of Montgomery St., then in July Saquan Hall was shot on the 1000 block of First St.