Man shot and killed in Alexandria; brother charged

A man in Alexandria, Virginia, was arrested Monday and charged with murder in the death of his brother.

The Alexandria Police Department said in a statement that they got a call just before 2 a.m. reporting shots fired in the 1400 block of North Beauregard Street, just north of North Van Dorn Street.

When officers got there, they found Jonathan Cruz Villafuerte, 24, with a gunshot wound; he died of his injuries, the police said.

The police arrested his brother, Enoc Cruz Villafuerte, 22, and he’s been charged with second-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Anyone with more information can call the Alexandria police at 703-746-6228, or email

The police said it’s the fourth homicide in Alexandria this year.

Hugh Garbrick

Hugh graduated from the University of Maryland’s journalism college in 2020. While studying, he interned at the Queen Anne & Magnolia News, a local paper in Seattle, and reported for the school’s Capital News Service. Hugh is a lifelong MoCo resident, and has listened to the local radio quite a bit.

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