Arrest Made in Homicide

Arrest Made in Homicide

City records second murder of year.

Alexandria police have arrested and charged Momolu Sirleaf, 30, of no fixed address, with murder and is being held without bond in the city's second homicide of the year.

The incident occurred in the 3900 block of Taney Avenue just shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The victim, Victor Thomas Nimley, ran from the residence, south on North Early Street, until he collapsed at the intersection of North Early and Duke streets. Police chased a silver Lexus, seen fleeing the scene of the incident, west on Duke, onto I-395, headed north.

At I-395 and Glebe Road, two individuals jumped from the Lexus and fled on foot. Police apprehended both of them and took them into custody for questioning. Sirleaf, the driver, was charged and the passenger was released and is considered to be a witness.

Nimley, 39, from Laurel, Md., was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival from stab wounds to the upper body.

Sirleaf and the victim are believed to have been acquaintances but police have not determined the nature of their relationship nor a motive for the crime. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 22.