Two men and an Alexandria police officer were injured Sunday evening after falling through a plate glass window at the Giant grocery store on E. Monroe Avenue in Del Ray, according to police.
At approximately 8 p.m. Sunday, Alexandria police officers arrived in the area of the grocery store to speak with several suspects regarding a petit larceny that occurred the previous week at the nearby CVS pharmacy.
The suspects refused to comply with police requests, Alexandria Police Department spokesperson Crystal Nosal said.
A nearby citizen observed one of the suspects refusing police directions. The citizen then intervened, grabbing the suspect, Nosal said.
As officers attempted to separate the suspect and citizen, the whole group fell through a window on the front façade of the grocery store.
The citizen, suspect and one police officer all suffered non-life threatening injuries after the fall, Nosal said.
Alexandria resident Derrell Antonio Edwards, 23—the suspect in the incident—was arrested following the incident for impeding/obstruction of police.