1 killed, another hurt in alleged carjacking in Alexandria

One person is dead and another is hurt following an alleged carjacking at an Alexandria, Virginia gas station.

It happened just after 3 p.m. Friday on the 2300 block of Richmond Highway just south of Potomac Yard.

When police arrived, they found one male who was dead and another with serious injuries, Alexandria police spokesman Courtney Ballantine said.

One person has been shot during an attempted carjacking in Alexandria, Virginia, on Friday, May 13, 2022. (WTOP/Kyle Cooper)

“Initial investigation suggests that the incident began as an alleged carjacking involving five individuals,” Ballantine said. He did not say whether the people who were shot were trying to take the vehicle, adding that the investigation is ongoing and all people involved — “from victim to suspect” — are accounted for.

“There is no threat to the public,” Ballantine said.

It was reported earlier that the driver of the vehicle shot two people trying to take the vehicle.

Anyone who has information on what happened should call Alexandria police at 703-746-6650 or 703-746-4444.



Alexandria Public Schools said dismissal at nearby George Washington Middle School was delayed because of the security situation.

Below is the area where it happened.

WTOP’s Kyle Cooper contributed to this report from Alexandria, Virginia.

Editor’s note: The story has been updated with new information from Alexandria police.

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