$10,000 Reward Offered for Information that Leads to Arrest in Murder 

McLean Police District – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has donated $10,000 to be used as a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the man who shot and killed Nelson Alexander Sr., 73, on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Detectives discovered in the early morning hours, prior to the fatal shooting, a 2009 Nissan Murano was stolen from the 5200 block of Dover Place in the City of Alexandria. Detectives believe the stolen Murano was seen on surveillance footage captured by the ATM shortly after the fatal shooting of Mr. Alexander. A lookout for the Murano was immediately and continuously broadcasted through law enforcement channels until our officers found the vehicle unoccupied Sunday morning on Marshall Street, near the scene of the murder. Detectives determined the Murano was likely abandoned shortly after the shooting. Detectives from our Cyber and Forensics Division continue to process the vehicle for forensic evidence.

The discovery of the stolen vehicle led detectives to request surveillance footage from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WAMATA). A review of the surveillance footage revealed three individuals, to include the suspected shooter, boarding a WMATA bus around 1:20 a.m. , on Oct. 20 near the Seven Corners Shopping Center in the 6200 block of Arlington Boulevard. The men rode the bus until they reached their destination in the City of Alexandria, near where the Murano was stolen.  

In the surveillance footage, the unmasked man can be seen drinking from a cup. Detectives are asking for help identifying where the cup may have been purchased. We further ask business owners in the Seven Corners Shopping Center area to review their surveillance footage to help assist with identifying the men involved.

Tips can be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”.

Please click the link to view the press conference: HERE.

(Original release date: October 29, 2021)

Update Homicide Detectives Ask Community Members to Review Home Surveillance

McLean Police District – The 73-year-old man who was shot in the early morning hours on Oct. 20 in the 2900 block of Annandale Road has sadly died as a result of his injuries. Nelson Alexander Sr., of Falls Church, passed away earlier today at an area hospital. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of death.  

Detectives continue to follow up on several leads provided by our community members. We continue to ask for your help. Anyone with surveillance footage is asked to review it from the overnight hours of Oct. 19 into the early morning of Oct. 20. Detectives believe the suspect may have been involved in other criminal activity overnight. If you have any information or if you believe you have surveillance footage that may be helpful, please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2.  

Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.    

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim’s family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.    

This is being investigated as the 19th homicide year to date in Fairfax County. 

In 2020, there were 10 homicides year to date. 

For Chief Davis’ latest press conference, click here.

For ongoing updates, please read our blog and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @FairfaxCountyPD. 

(Original release date: October 20, 2021) 

Man Shot in Early Morning Robbery 

McLean Police District – A 73-year-old man remains hospitalized following an early morning shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the 2900 block of Annandale Road in the Falls Church section of Fairfax County. Officers responded to the area around 6:15 a.m. after a bicyclist saw a man lying on the ground in the parking lot. Fire and Rescue personnel discovered the man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. He was taken to an area hospital. 

Preliminarily, detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau determined the victim entered the parking lot in his Jeep around 5:20 a.m. to use the walk-up ATM. As he was standing in front of the ATM, he was approached by a man wearing a mask who displayed a small revolver. The man was seen on surveillance footage threatening the victim and made demands before shooting him. The suspect left the area in an unknown direction.  

Officers along with canine officers and our helicopter conducted an extensive search of the area and were unable to locate the suspect. Surveillance footage of the incident was recovered from the bank. The suspect is described as a young black man, slim build, last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, light colored backpack, white shoes with black laces and a black face covering.   

Detectives would like anyone who may recognize the subject from the surveillance footage or may have witnessed the shooting to call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.    

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim’s family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.     

For Chief Davis’ press conference, click here.  

For ongoing updates, please read our blog and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @FairfaxCountyPD.