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Man found in Alexandria pond identified


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Authorities have released the identity of the man found dead in the Kingstowne Lake located in the Alexandria area Saturday morning.

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Body found in pond in Alexandria

The body of a man was found in the pond located at South Van Dorn Street close to Kingstowne Village Parkway around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Fairfax County police officials said.

When crews got to the scene they found the man in the pond. There were no obvious signs of trauma to his body.

Monday, authorities said using fingerprint evidence they identified the man as 36-year-old Kenneth Duane Bernhardt of Falls Church.

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Body found in pond in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A body was found in a pond in Alexandria Saturday, according to Fairfax County police.

The body was of an adult male and police say the body was found in a pond off S Van Dorn near Kingstowne Village.

No further information has been released at this time.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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2 suspects arrested in Alexandria police involved shooting


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating a police involved shooting that happened in Alexandria Friday evening.

Alexandria police say they arrested two suspects.

The shooting happened in the 4200 block of Duke Street around 4 p.m. The incident happened when an undercover Alexandria police officer was conducting a narcotics operation involving two suspects, according to authorities.

One of the suspects pulled out a gun and tried to rob the detective. During the struggle the detective fired one round from his gun. Nobody got hurt.

Police arrested Donta Boxley 19, of Alexandria and Nashay Tillis, 18, of Springfield. They were both charged with attempted robbery, use of firearm in the commission of a felony, and conspiracy to commit robbery. Boxley is also being charged with brandishing a firearm. They are both being held without bond, police said.

Lightning strike to roof causes Alexandria house fire


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A lighting strike to the roof of an Alexandria house caused a fire Thursday evening, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.

The fire broke out at the home located at 2509 Beacon Hill Road around 5:50 p.m., officials said.

When crews got to the scene they found smoke and fire coming from the attic in the back of the ranch-style home. They conducted an aggressive fire attack and were able to put out the fire quickly. The fire was contained to the attic area, according to officials.

Nobody was in the home when the fire started and nobody was injured. The residents of the house were not displaced.

The damages are estimated at $70,000. The investigation shows that the fire was accidental. A lighting strike was the cause of the fire.

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Alexandria police investigate assault


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A victim was taken to the hospital after an assault in Alexandria, Va.

The assault happened in the 100 block of S. Whiting Street, Alexandria police said. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Residents should expect police activity in the area.

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5 kids hurt when motorcycle parts fly into Alexandria daycare


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Five children at a church daycare in Alexandria were injured after a motorcycle accident Tuesday, according to Alexandria police.

The children were injured by small glass and parts of the motorcycle when it went through the window of Saint Clement Church after being struck by a vehicle at a nearby intersection, police said. The children were between the ages of 4 and five. Most suffered minor injuries but one child had a head injury and was taken to Children's Hospital as a precaution, say police.

The driver of the motorcycle was ejected from the bike. He is in critical condition.

The aftermath of the accident was caught on a cell phone camera by WUSA9 Producer Cris Mullen.

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Man arrested for Alexandria shooting


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 24-year-old man has been arrested after a shooting in Alexandria Tuesday night.

The assault happened in the 4100 block of Mount Vernon Avenue at approximately 11 p.m. Juan Carlos Garay shot another man after a verbal altercation, in which he referenced a street gang, say Alexandria police. The victim suffered an injury to the hip and was taken to the hospital. He is expected to survive.

Garay is charged with Malicious Wounding, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Gang Participation.

Anyone with additional information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Sean Casey at 703-746-6853.

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