69-Year-Old Man Dies After Violent Robbery in Alexandria

Alexandria police say it is the city's first homicide this year

A 69-year-old Alexandria man has died after he was assaulted and beaten during a robbery in Old Town, police say.

Alexandria police said officers found Melaku Abraha conscious, but injured in the 200 block of South Alfred Street about 9:33 p.m. Monday, March 28.

Abraha was taken to a hospital where it was determined he was suffering from a head injury. Abraha's condition continued to worsen over several days and he died on Friday, police said.

Police said the assault was part of a robbery. It is the first homicide in Alexandria this year.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Bikeramjit Gil with the Alexandria Police Department at (703) 746-6751.

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