Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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Arrest Made in Overnight Shooting in Alexandria Area

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An Alexandria man is facing charges following an overnight shooting in the Fairfax County portion of the Lincolnia area of Alexandria, Virginia. Officers responded to 6244-C Little River Turnpike around 9:27 p.m. for the report of a shooting inside of the Viva Tequila Restaurant.

Officers found an adult man inside of a bathroom with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was taken to a local hospital with injuries considered to be life threatening and remains in critical condition.

Suspect information was developed and officers found Edwin Lopez Rivas, 35, of Alexandria, near the scene. He was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Detectives are asking for anyone with information about this event to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 4. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting this link, or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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