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May. 15, 1887
Caucasian Male / 39 yrs. of age
Alexandria Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sun. May. 15, 1887
Private Julian Arnold was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend two suspected burglars. He and his partner were on foot patrol when they overheard two men planning to rob a saloon in the 1400 block of King Street. They went to get back-up. Later that night they returned with two citizens and spotted the men laying on the ground. As they approached, one of the men jumped up and opened fire, striking Private Arnold.
The shooter fled the scene but the second suspect was apprehended. The shooter was later arrested in Baltimore, Maryland. One of the suspects was sentenced to 5 years in jail and the other was aquitted.
Private Arnold was a Civil War veteran and had served with the Alexandria Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and four children