Alexandria Man Arrested After Shooting

Alexandria Man Arrested After Shooting

An Alexandria man is facing charges following an overnight shooting in Lincolnia. Officers responded to 6244-C Little River Turnpike around 9:27 p.m. for the report of a shooting inside of the Viva Tequila Restaurant. Officers found an adult man inside of a bathroom with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was taken to a local hospital with injuries considered to be life threatening and remains in critical condition.

Suspect information was developed and officers found Edwin Lopez Rivas, 35, of Alexandria, near the scene. He was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Detectives are asking for anyone with information about this event to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 4. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting, or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim and his family are receiving appropriate resources and assistance.