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Release Date: 10/26/2006

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Intersection of Commonwealth and Mount Vernon Avenues 10/25 10:14 p.m. Bethlehem Ayele, a 34-year-old Alexandria woman, was in her car when an unknown gunman approached her car and shot her. She was transported to Inova Alexandria Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Initial investigation leads police to believe Ayele was targeted, however a motive has not yet been determined.


600 block of South Alfred Street 10/25 between 5:40 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. The victim, a 28-year-old Alexandria woman, was walking when an unknown subject approached her from behind. He grabbed her purse and ran away. The victim was not injured. The suspect is described as a black male, 25-30, 5'5"- 5'9", 150-180 pounds, and wearing a black nylon jacket, black pants and a black baseball cap.

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