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Man Set Free From Jail Because of COVID-19 Kills His Rape Accuser

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Ibrahm Elkahlil Bouaichi, who was wanted for the  July 29 murder of Karla Elizabeth Dominguez Gonzalez, has been taken into custody. At approximately 11 a.m. today, Alexandria police officers attached to the FBI’s regional Violent Crimes Task Force observed Bouaichi in Maryland and initiated a vehicle pursuit that ended shortly thereafter when Bouaichi’s vehicle crashed in Prince George’s County. Officers approaching the vehicle found Bouaichi with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital, where he is currently receiving medical treatment.

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On July 29, 2020, at 6:20 a.m., the Alexandria Police Department responded to a call regarding shots fired on S. Greenmount Drive. Officers found a deceased woman with gunshot wounds on her upper body, who was later identified as Karla Elizabeth Dominguez Gonzalez. The

Gonzalez had accused Bouaichi of raping her.  He was freed on April 9th on a $25,000 bond.  Bouaichi’s lawyers said his confinement while awaiting trial would endanger him, their lawyers and other inmates due to COVID-19.

In December, he was indicted for rape and held without bond.

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