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Police arrest Alexandria man for shooting in Bailey’s Crossroads

An Alexandria City Police cruiser (staff photo by James Cullum)

A 24-year-old man from Alexandria is facing multiple criminal charges for allegedly shooting a man he was trying to rob in Bailey’s Crossroads.

Alexandria City police arrested Abner Neftali Selen Barrera of Del Ray yesterday (Tuesday) after detectives identified him as the suspect in the shooting, the Fairfax County Police Department announced today.

FCPD officers responded to the 3400 block of Lake Street around 5 a.m. on April 12 after getting a call for a person who had been shot, according to a news release.

“The victim, an adult man, exited his vehicle and was approached by the suspect who displayed a firearm and demanded the victim’s property,” the FCPD said. “A struggle ensued and the victim was shot in the lower body.”

The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

According to police, Selen Barrera is in custody without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on charges of malicious wounding, robbery and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Aug. 5, according to Fairfax County General District Court records.