Seantonius Carpenter of Alexandria Death: Police investigating Monroe street homicide.
Alexandria police officers responded to a shooting report in the Sunset Drive Housing District, located in the 2900 block of Monroe Street at approximately 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
Upon officers arrival at the location, they observed a dark-colored Dodge Durango leaving the scene, officers tried to stop the vehicle and gave a chase into Webster Street where the male driver stopped the vehicle in the roadway and fled on foot, police said. Two more male passengers exited the vehicle and fled also.
APD officers checked the vehicle where they found a male victim, identified as 23-year-old Seantonius Carpenter of Alexandria, lying in the front seat with a gunshot wound to his neck and jaw area. Carpenter was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
At this time, there are no suspects for this crime, police said.
If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the Alexandria Police Detective Division at (318) 441-6416.