Alexandria police have identified a man shot and killed by officers Monday on Duke Street.
Police said the incident resulted in the death of Taft Sellers, 30, of Alexandria. On Monday, police spokeswoman Ashley Hildebrandt said police were called to the 3400 block of Duke Street, near the intersection with North Quaker Lane, at approximately 2 p.m. Hildebrand said she did not know what officers encountered when they arrived on the scene but that the man, Sellers, had a gun.
Witnesses told Patch they heard multiple shots fired.
According to ABC 7 News, Sellers was a former marine sergeant who served overseas and was a 2001 graduate of T.C. Williams High School.
Per departmental policy, the officers involved in the shooting have been put on administrative leave with pay during the investigation, according to the police department. Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding the incident is asked to call the Alexandria Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section at 703-746-6711.
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