A man was arrested over the weekend after police say he stabbed and killed another man inside a BJ's Wholesale Club in Alexandria, Virginia. The suspect's family told News4 the victim was a friend.
Rakibul Fakir, 33, was charged in the murder of 29-year-old Abiy Zemene, police said. Fakir stayed at the store in the 100 block of S Van Dorn Street until the detectives arrived to investigate shortly after the stabbing on Saturday evening.
Fakir’s family told News4 he and Zemene were friends for a long time.
Fakir’s family is from Bangladesh and said they came to the United States searching for a better life. But the suspect's brother said Fakir got involved in drugs.
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"I don't know. I haven't seen him, and I know he had a drug problem … he was drug addict," Fakir's brother said.
Fakir's sister said she kicked her brother out of her place about a year ago.
"I kick him out from our life, you know? … Because he didn't listen to us," she said.
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The motive in the killing remains unknown.
Fakir is being held in jail without bond.
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