x
Breaking News
More () »

Arrest made in fatal stabbing inside Alexandria BJ’s Wholesale Club

The stabbing happened Saturday night in the 100 block of S. Van Dorn Street

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A man is dead and another is in custody after a stabbing inside BJ's Wholesale Club on Saturday.

Alexandria police said they were called to the 100 block of S. Van Dorn Street for a reported stabbing that occurred inside the store, they were called around 7:45 p.m. on September 25. 

Responding officers found a man who was stabbed in the upper body, according to Alexandria Police

Rescue personnel attempted to save the man's life, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.

The victim was identified as Abiy Zemene, 29, from Silver Spring, Maryland. The suspect remained on the scene of BJ's Wholesale Club until police arrived and they were able to arrest him with out any issues. The suspect was identified by police as 33-year-old Rakibul Fakir of Alexandria. 

Alexandria Police said Zemene  and Fakir knew each other Fikir has been charged with second degree murder, police said.

While an arrest has been made, police say the the investigation remains active.  Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Detective C. Escobar at 703.746.6819.  You can also call the police non-emergency line at 703.746.4444.  Tips can be given anonymously.

RELATED: Alexandria Police see stark rise in burglaries and DWI arrests

RELATED: Man shot, killed in Annandale nightclub parking lot

RELATED: Man recently arrested for mother's death confessed to 3 cold case homicides in DC, police say

RELATED: Alexandria invests $100M for affordable housing ahead of Amazon HQ2

WUSA9 is now on Roku and Amazon Fire TVs. Download the apps today for live newscasts and video on demand.

Download the WUSA9 app to get breaking news, weather and important stories at your fingertips.

Sign up for the Get Up DC newsletter: Your forecast. Your commute. Your news.
Sign up for the Capitol Breach email newsletter, delivering the latest breaking news and a roundup of the investigation into the Capitol Riots on January 6, 2021.