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COMMUNITY ALERT: Share this Sketch to find the Alexandria killer

COMMUNITY ALERT: Share this Sketch to find the Alexandria killer

ALEXANDRIA (WUSA9) -- Alexandria Police and WUSA9 are teaming up to share this sketch as many times as possible throughout the city and the surrounding areas.

The man in the sketch is possibly responsible for three different murders in the City of Alexandria. 

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Text the word ALEXANDRIA to 25543 for text alerts (standard text message rates apply) about the case and any developments in the investigation. 

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Man shot at Alexandria apartment complex


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man was taken to the hospital after he was shot at an apartment complex in Alexandria, Va. Friday night, Fairfax County Police said.

Officers responded to the Pembrook Village Apartments located in the area of Pembrook Village Drive and Buckman Road around 6:51 p.m.

Police found a man with a gunshot wound to his torso, authorities said. The victim was taken to a hospital in the area with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The victim and suspect know each other, authorities said. The suspect is still being sought by police.

The motive is not clear at this time, police said.


Man killed in Alexandria house fire identified


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man who was killed in a house fire in Alexandria on Monday has been identified as 53-year-old William A. Hakenson.

Fire officials released his name on Thursday morning. They say the cause of the fire that killed him remains under investigation.

Family members say that he built the home in the 7000 block of Barbara Street himself and that he had celebrated his birthday on Monday.

At 10 p.m. the fire broke out. Two other people made it out of the house. We're told they were a woman and son.

On Tuesday, fire officials told us that the woman was flown to the Washington Hospital Burn Center with non-life threatening injuries. A man who attempted to rescue the two occupants was transported by ground to the Washington Burn Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Smoke alarms did go off, say officials.

Water main closes Wheeler Ave at Duke St in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Wheeler Avenue is closed at Duke Street Sunday due to a water main break, according to officials.

A spokesperson for Virginia American Water said the water main broke around 7:30 a.m. at the entrance of the McDonald's located on Wheeler Avenue and Duke Street.

No customers are affected by the break and the reparations should be completed sometime Sunday between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., according to the spokesperson.

Wheeler Avenue is closed until the reparations have been completed. Duke Street is open.

Drivers should avoid the area if possible.

Residents having issues with water should contact Virginia American Water at 800 452 6863.


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Fairy tale marriage turns into family nightmare


FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- It was a fairy tale sort of wedding when a 95-year-old man married his 96-year-old girlfriend last summer. Sadly, this Virginia couple's love story did not appear to have a happy ending and turned into a family nightmare.

Ninety-five-year old Ed Harrison and 96-year-old Edith Hill danced at their wedding last year with friends and family. They decided it was time to get hitched and it appeared to be a happily ever after event.

Now after a court hearing and long running family issue, Edith has been taken away from her husband and has moved with one of her daughters to Florida.

Edith's daughter Rebecca, granddaughter Robin and Eddie did not want her to go. "I want my wife back, I want her back home with me. She didn't want to go and I didn't want her to go," said Eddie.

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Dawit Seyoum indicted in murder of Carolyn Cross


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- An Alexandria grand jury has indicted the man charged with killing a 64-year-old Alexandria woman.

The jury indicted 29-year-old Dawit Seyoum in the September 7th murder of Caroyln Cross. Cross was found dead at her apartment in the 4800 block of Kenmore Avenue in September.

Seyoum lived in the same building as Cross. Seyoum was charged in Cross' murder in September.

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