ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria police are investigating their first murder of the year after Shakaan Elliott-Tibbs was gunned down last Thursday.
The shooting happened in a busy area on North Fayette Street, near plenty of bus stops and the Braddock Road Metro. Police say there were certainly witnesses, but so far no one is talking. Silent witnesses are a problem many police departments face.
Crime Museum Expert,Wyndell Watkins, has seen that silence firsthand. Watkins is a retired deputy chief who worked with the Metropolitan Police Department for more than 20 years and was the commander of the homicide squad.
"The first case I had in homicide squad, we had a lady who was killed out on New York Ave," Watkins said.