Virginia man who was jailed last October for raping his ‘girlfriend,’ shot his victim dead before injuring himself three months after he was freed from jail amidst corona virus concerns
Ibrahim E. Bouaichi, 33, fatally gunned down Karla Dominguez outside her apt in Alexandria, Va., in the early morning hours July 29
Last December, Dominguez testified that she was sexually abused by Bouaichi during a violent incident in October but released April 21
On July 31, federal marshals and police found Bouaichi in Prince George’s County and chased him, causing the suspect to crash
Authorities said they found Bouaichi with a self-inflicted gunshot wound
As of Thursday, he was listed as being in grave condition , still he faces murder charges
A Virginia man who was accused of raping a woman in October but released from jail in March over concerns surrounding COVID-19, has shot dead his accuser.
Alexandria police say Ibrahim E. Bouaichi, 33, fatally gunned down Karla Dominguez outside her apartment on July 29. The Venezuelan native was found dead outside her home with multiple gunshot wounds at around 6.20am.
Bouaichi had been in jail since October after Dominguez accused him of raping her. That he sexually abused her during a violent incident last October. He was indicted on rape, strangulation and abduction charges after Dominguez testified, but was
Released over concerns for the pandemic he shot his accuser just a few months later.
Police issued a video news release asking for the public’s help finding him after the murder, calling him ‘armed and dangerous,’ the Washington Post reports.
Two days later, federal marshals and police engaged the suspect in a high speed chase after he was spotted in Maryland’s Prince George’s County. Bouaichi finally came to a stop after crashing his vehicle. Police said they found the suspect with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Bouaichi who was listed as being in grave condition as of Thursday, is facing murder related charges.
Last December, Dominguez testified that she was sexually abused by Bouaichi during a violent incident in October. He was ordered in jail without bond, with his next court appearance scheduled for March 30.
But when the pandemic hit, Bouaichi’s lawyer argued that the virus was a danger to both them and to their client as he awaited trial.
On April 9, Circuit Court Judge Nolan Dawkins released Bouaichi on $25,000, on the condition he only leave his home in Maryland to meet with lawyers or pretrials services officials.
Alexandria prosecutors had argued against the release.
In their motion’s, Bouaichi’s lawyers argued that ‘social distancing and proper disinfecting measures are impossible while incarcerated… Simply put, the risk of contracting Covid-19 in a jail is exceedingly obvious.’
Manuel Leiva and Frank Salvato, his lawyers, also said that they were at risk while visiting their client in jail. They added that the contact visit would ‘also expose themselves to contaminated air and surfaces.’
Pertaining to the killing, the lawyers said that they were ‘certainly saddened by the tragedy both families have suffered here.’
They added that they ‘were looking forward to trial. Unfortunately the pandemic continued the trial date by several months and we didn’t get the chance to put forth our case.’
Bouaichi did have another run in with the law prior to the shooting, when in May he was arrested by Greenbelt police in Prince George’s County, after they received a holdup alarm at a Wendy’s restaurant.
Responding officers say Bouaichi was acting strangely in the drive-thru and became uncooperative with police.
He was arrested and charged with two count of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, harming a law enforcement dog, resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated and multiple traffic charges.
He was released from Maryland jail on May 11, with Alexandria officials saying that they would have revoked his bond had they known about the incident.
A GoFundMe was made for Dominguez, whose entire family lives in Venezuela.