By Chris Teale (File photo)
The Alexandria Police Department announced late Friday it is investigating a death that resulted from an assault at a West End senior living facility late last month.
Police said in a statement that at approximately 12:30 p.m. October 24, an 82-year-old man was assaulted by a 72-year-old inside the Sunrise of Alexandria at 3520 Duke St.
The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries October 26. He was later identified as as Hunter Alexander, 82, of Alexandria. Police said no charges have been filed, and that any decision to file charges is in the hands of the commonwealth’s attorney’s office.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Bikeramjit Gill with the Alexandria Police Department at 703-746-6751.
This is the sixth homicide of the year in the city.
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. On October 5, Rolf Marshall was shot inside his residence on Duke Street.