WASHINGTON – Alexandria Police have arrested Arlington County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Patterson for the May 22 homicide of Julian Dawkins.
Dawkins was shot by Patterson, who was off-duty, after an early morning confrontation in the Lynhaven area of Alexandria. After an autopsy, his death was ruled a homicide.
Patterson was arrested at his home in Spotsylvania County Thursday evening. No details have been released about why the shooting occurred.
Police say they responded to reports of a person being shot in the 100 block of Lynhaven Drive, in Del Ray, at 12:45 a.m.
Police initially classified the shooting as a “suspicious death,” but are not ready to confirm anything criminal occurred.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Alexandria Police Department at 703-746-6711.
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