ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Police say the death of a 22-year-old Alexandria man who was shot in a confrontation with an off-duty sheriff's deputy has been ruled a homicide.
Alexandria police said Thursday that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Julian Dawkins' death early Tuesday a homicide caused by a gunshot wound.
Police say Dawkins was shot following a confrontation with off-duty Arlington County deputy sheriff Craig Patterson. Officials say 44-year-old Patterson, an Alexandria resident who has been on the force for 17 years, was placed on administrative leave after the incident. He has not been charged in the shooting.
Police say investigators are still interviewing witnesses and the Commonwealth's Attorney's office will determine whether criminal charges will be filed.