Murder USA: Cops pin Huntington Murder on Michael Norman Powell
ALEXANDRIA, VA. — A citizen who went for a walk in a park with a dog early on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 found more than the cool morning air on a hot summer day. A body of a man who was beaten to death, in what police said was “significant trauma” in this Huntington neighborhood drama – was the discovery.
Fairfax County Police report that on Thursday August 13, homicide detectives charged Michael Norman Powell, 19, of Alexandria, with Second Degree Murder in the killing of Khalid Aboumalik. The suspect was captured by a task force of Fairfax County Police Fugitive Detectives and The U.S. Marshals Service. He is being held with no bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. Detectives responded to the scene of the discovery of the brutally-murdered man, near Liberty Drive and Arlington Terrace, along with additional police resources, including the Bloodhound and helicopter. The immediate area was closed to all visitors as police gathered evidence and began tracking known associates of Aboumalik. From NBC 4 in Washington on Aug. 6th: “Neighbors and a police commander say there have been some incidents of drinking and drug use in the park. “Outsiders from neighborhoods bring in the crime and the drugs,” a neighbor told News4.”