UPDATE (6:55 p.m.): Alexandria police say the suspect in Monday's shooting had a gun. Read more here.
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One man is dead following an officer-involved shooting Monday in West End Alexandria.
Alexandria police spokeswoman Ashley Hildebrandt said police were called to the 3400 block of Duke Street, near Quaker Lane, at approximately 2 p.m. in reference to a domestic dispute.
“It evolved into a fatal officer-involved shooting,” Hildebrandt said. “The suspect did have a weapon.”
Duke Street remained shut down in both directions at 3:40 p.m.
Melinda Fields Sigal, a West End resident who was picking up a friend in the area shortly after 1:30 p.m., said she saw police with guns drawn near an apartment or condominium complex on Duke Street. She told Patch she heard multiple shots fired.
“You could tell there was a lot of panic in the air,” Sigal said. “You could tell the police were trying to protect everyone.”
Check West End Alexandria Patch later today for more on this developing story.