By Olivia Anderson | email@example.com
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating the first homicide of the year, which took place on Wednesday in the West End, according to a news release.
Police responded to a call for service at approximately 6:50 a.m. in the 4500 block of Raleigh Avenue and found an adult male lying in the bushes and unresponsive, according to the release.
The incident was initially reported as a sudden death, but the medical examiner ruled it as a homicide due to upper body trauma.
The victim, Alexandria resident Elijah Williams, 25, was found deceased on the sidewalk near a residence in the area, according to the release.
The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Ryan Clinch at firstname.lastname@example.org.