Loved ones gathered on Saturday to remember Nelson Alexander who was fatally shot during an attempted robbery at an ATM in Falls Church.
This huge turnout, a testament to how much Nelson Alexander was loved.
"He was a great person, he was a kind person, and he was a loving person," Patricia Alexander, the victim's niece, said. "He loved his family, each and every one, and even those who were not his family, he loved each and every one of you."
Fairfax County police are now seeking three young men in connection to the fatal shooting.
New surveillance footage from a bus shows the men talking and laughing in the hours before Alexander was shot early Oct. 20. He died days later.
Detectives believe one of the men on video is the shooter and the two others are “high persons of interest” who know what happened, Fairfax County Chief of Police Kevin Davis said at a news conference Friday.
County police and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) urged the men and people who know them to contact officials.
“If you want to be anonymous, be anonymous, but for God’s sake pick up the phone and call us,” Davis said.
The video on the bus was from about 1:20 a.m. Police believe the men committed other crimes and then encountered Alexander at about 5:20 a.m. at a bank ATM in the 2900 block of Annandale Road. Alexander had been on his way to work.
Police believe at least one of the men stole an SUV, a Nissan Murano, from the 5200 block of Dover Place in Alexandria and later abandoned it near the bank. Specialists are combing through the SUV for evidence.
“It truly is Fairfax County CSI,” Maj. Ed O’Carroll said, referencing the TV show.
ATF is offering a $10,000 reward.
Local and federal law enforcement asked residents to check their surveillance cameras for information that could help catch the shooter. They also asked people to look carefully at surveillance footage that shows one of the men drinking from a cup. Police want to know where the cup may have been purchased.
“We continue to need help from our community to bring this killer to justice,” Davis said.