Arrest made in murder of Thomas Harris

A suspect has been charged in the death of a Virginia man who died earlier this month.

Kenneth Garner, 24, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with first degree felony murder in the death of Thomas Harris, 54, of Alexandria.

According to MPD press releases, Harris died the day after he was found suffering from severe head wounds in the unit block of New York Avenue, NW, on July 5.

Garner has been charged with first degree felony murder in Harris’ death. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 30, 2015.


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