Death Investigation in Alcova Heights

by ARLnow.com October 21, 2010 at 10:40 am 2,893 20 Comments

Police are investigating a death on 2nd Street South in Alcova Heights this morning.

A passerby found a person shot to death in a car, police said. The car was parked on the side of the street, still running. Initial evidence points to suicide, we’re told.

2nd Street is closed to traffic between Glebe Road and South Oakland Street while police investigate the incident.

  • Pete

    I see the Sheriff is in town.

  • Pete

    Also the third brake light is on. How long ago did this happen? Is the dead person’s foot still on the brake pedal?

  • Lou

    Yeesh. Nasty business.

  • Jorge

    He couldn’t take it anymore…too many yuppies ruining the city.

    • Katie

      You’re an idiot.

  • Jorge

    I might be, but my name is not Katie.

    • AllenB

      And yet, you’re still an idiot. Go figure.

      • Jorge

        Fair enough…but my name isn’t Allen or katie which renders me from my initial statement.

  • go jor

    jorge is funny.

    • Katie

      Says Jorge.

  • Jessie

    I was wondering why all those police were blocking off the lane this morning. Thanks for reporting on it.

  • Arlingtonian

    Thank you for always reporting these things so quickly. I knew when I saw the road blocked off that as soon as I got to the office I could check Arl Now and see what was going on. This site is very valuable for local news.

    • We can’t always get to everything, but we try. Thanks for the feedback.

    • PikeHoo

      Seconded. Thanks for getting this kind of news out to the community quickly.

  • Black Flag

    Jorge might be right

  • Neighbor

    Why hasn’t the Post picked this up? There were too many police cars to even count when I drove yesterday at about 10:15 am. And crime scene tape.

    • S. Arlington Resident

      the media rarely reports suicides – it encourages copy cats

  • TGEoA

    Dutch Act, scene 1.

  • Neighbor

    Not a confirmed suicide.

  • TAllen

    Is there any more information on this incident? I have looked in the Post and on WTOP and there is nothing. I used to live half a block from that location.


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