News Briefs

News Briefs

National Night Out

On Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, The City of Alexandria will celebrate National Night Out (NNO), a day designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for anti-crime programs, and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized, and working with law enforcement to help prevent crime. 

Each year the Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Fire Department, Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, City officials, other City agencies, and non-profit organizations partner with the community to celebrate NNO. From community cookouts to open houses, block parties, and athletic events, Alexandria will be ready for its annual celebration. 

“National Night Out is a fun evening for all. Our agency believes in community policing and National Night Out gives us a chance to celebrate our success in working together to reduce crime and improve the quality of life throughout our city,” said Police Chief Don Hayes.

If you are interested in signing your community up as an official NNO location, please submit a registration form.

Alexandria Police Investigating Shooting 

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the 1300 block of Madison Street. 

On June 30, 2023, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a 48-year-old male, was shot and taken to a local hospital. The victim suffered upper-body trauma and is currently in critical but stable condition. 

This incident remains an active investigation. APD is asking anyone who may have information related to this incident to contact Detective Matthew Kramarik via phone at 703.746.6650, email at, or call our non-emergency line at 703.746.4444.

Police Investigate Assault Turned Homicide 

Alexandria Police Department is investigating a physical assault from November 2022 that turned into a homicide in early January. 

On Nov. 28, 2022, the victim, Maurio Bailey, 38, was transported to a local hospital with injuries after a physical assault in the 5400 block of North Morgan Street. Bailey died on January 2, 2023. The Medical Examiner’s Office recently determined the cause of death, as a death stemming from physical injuries. 

The Alexandria Police Department urges anyone who may have witnessed the assault or possesses any relevant information to come forward and help in the ongoing investigation by contacting Detective Matthew Kramarik via phone at 703.746.6650, email at, or call our non-emergency line at 703.746.4444.