1:30 p.m. update — Alexandria police have officially identified the victim as 22-year-old city resident Julian Dawkins.
An investigation is ongoing.
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11:15 a.m. update — The victim in Wednesday morning's incident is being identified as Julian Dawkins, according to WNEW.
According to the report, there's a dispute as to whether an altercation occurred:
The victim’s mother, Gwen Pratt Miller, identifies the man as Julian Dawkins.
Dawkins is the cousin of Washington Mystics guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt. He was among a group of people that had gone out earlier that evening to celebrate Ruffin-Pratt making the team, the family says.
Contrary to police statements, a woman who claimed to be on the phone with the victim at the time he was shot says no altercation occurred.
“I would have heard if any confrontation (occurred) or anything,” Kim Bragg said. “I was still on the phone with him. I was waiting for him to say something and then I heard this gunshot … Pow.”
Bragg says Dawkins was best friends with her son and was on coming to visit when the shooting occurred.
Both Dawkins and the Arlington County sheriff's deputy being interviewed by Alexandria police in relation to the incident lived in Lynhaven, according to WNEW.
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10:30 a.m. update — Wednesday morning's shooting was the result of an altercation between an off-duty Arlington County sheriff's deputy and a 22-year-old man, according to WTOP.
ARLnow is reporting that Craig Patterson is the sheriff's deputy invloved in the shooting. The 17-year veteran has been placed on administrative leave.
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Alexandria police are interviewing an Arlington County sheriff’s deputy in regards to a suspicious death that occurred early Wednesday morning in the 100 block of Lynhaven Drive, just west of Potomac Yard.
At 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to reports of a person being shot. Police quickly located the male victim, who was transported “to a local hospital” where he was pronounced dead, according to a release from the Alexandria Police Department.
The victim’s identity is being held until family is notified.
The cause and manner of death will be determined pending an autopsy. An investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Alexandria Police Department at 703-746-6711.