Updated: Suspect charged in fatal shooting

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By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com

A 20-year-old Alexandria woman was killed in a shooting Friday morning, according to the Alexandria Police Department. This is the fourth homicide in Alexandria in 2018. 

Police were dispatched to the 5500 block of Holmes Run Parkway for a possible shooting at approximately 9:46 a.m. Friday morning, according to a news release. Upon arriving, officers found the woman suffering an injury to the upper body. She died shortly after at a local hospital.

Police identified the woman as Diamond Moore of Alexandria.

On Saturday, detectives charged William Thomas Layton, 32, of Largo, Maryland with murder, possession of a firearm by a violent felon and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to a news release. He is being held without bond in the Alexandria Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Loren King at 703-746-6689.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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