Wednesday, February 04, 2009


Yesterday the Alexandria Police Department announced the apprehension of three suspects in the January 18 murder of Yellow Cab driver Khalil Siddiqi at Princess and Buchanan Streets in our neighborhood. It was the first homicide of the year in the City.

Alexandria detectives arrested two adults and one juvenile for the murder. Joshua Moore, 18, of Prince George’s County, Maryland, and Jamal Berry, 20, of Alexandria were charged with murder and robbery. The 16 year-old juvenile, also an Alexandria resident, was charged with murder and robbery.

“This case was solved quickly because of the tireless efforts of our detectives and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office,” said Alexandria Police Chief David P. Baker in an official press release, “I appreciate everyone’s diligence, focus, hard work, and timely results in this case.”

And may the Growler say on behalf of readers that we appreciate the work of our police force in closing this case so quickly.