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Homeowner shoots armed burglary suspect

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- An armed home intruder was shot by a homeowner Tuesday, according to Fairfax County Police.

Fairfax County Police were called to the home on Lenore Lane in Alexandria Tuesday at about 8:40 a.m for a reported burglary.

Officers found that the homeowner had encountered a stranger trying to enter his home. An altercation followed and the resident shot the stranger in the upper body with a handgun, police said.

A resident of the neighborhood, Mr. Willis told WUSA9 that he heard glass breaking, and saw the injured man running from the side of his neighbor's house. Bullet holes could be seen in the glass french doors of the home.

Willis said he saw the wounded man running and got into his car to follow him so he could help identify the man if he got away.

Police investigate death of 17-year-old in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria Police Department is investigating after a 17-year-old male was found dead in the 2800 block of Park Center Drive.

Police say officers arrived around 7:45 a.m. and found the male deceased beside a building.

An autopsy was performed Friday and police say the cause of death is pending further investigation.

Police say the victim's injuries are consistent with a descent from a building. No other injuries have been identified.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.


Icy conditions cause problems throughout region

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The icy conditions have made travel by car and by foot treacherous.

The roads have been treated but resident should not count on the sidewalks to be clear. People were slipping and sliding in Old Town Alexandria on Sunday.

Car sliding into guardrail causes 8 cars to crash in VA

Michelle Ward tried to put traction outside of her art gallery. "It's dangerous because you don't see it looks wet. It's a frozen ice rink once again. It's treacherous," Ward said.



Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. collected 60 coats for the local community shelter, SERVE, during January. For more information, call 703.368-5522 or go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Our winter coat drive was a great success due to the generous support of the Manassas community,” said Alice Pires, owner of Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. “SERVE does so much for those in need, it’s our honor to help them with their programs,” said Pires.

Water main break closes MacArthur Elementary School

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A water main break closed Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in Alexandria on Tuesday morning.

Virginia American Water spokesperson Samantha Villegas says officials expect to have water back to the area at approximately 7 a.m.

Crews replaced a 5 feet of 8 inch pipe, but will be finishing up and back-filling during morning traffic, according to Villegas.

Janney's Lane will be closed from Skyhill to W. Taylor run until back-filling is complete. Villegas says Public/school transportation will need to be re-routed during that time.

Water main breaks have created problems in our area recently. There is also a water main break in Southeast Washington D.C. on Tuesday morning:

Gavin Ohler of Arlington, Va. Wins Third Place in LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

Gavin Ohler of Arlington, Va. Wins Third Place in LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

Gavin Ohler, 10, of Arlington, Va. was awarded third place in LearningRx’s annual Presidents Day contest, by reciting the U.S. Presidents in order while playing Hannon on the piano. The U.S. President recitation is a memory-enhancement exercise that helps LearningRx students increase their short-term and long-term memory. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

The contest is designed to encourage kids across the country to create videos that demonstrate the memory and focus skills they improved with LearningRx brain training.

FOUND: Cynthia Heavener, 55, Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Officials with the Alexandria Police Department say they have found a 55-year-old woman who had been missing since January 30.

Cynthia Heavener was found unharmed in Fairfax County on February 11.

No other details were immediately available.