A woman was killed, and two other people — including a man who was said to be a suspect — were wounded in a stabbing Thursday morning in Alexandria, police said.
Police identified the woman as Dasheria Barksdale, 30, of Alexandria. Police said that about 1:30 a.m. they went to a home in the 900 block of North Henry Street not far from the Braddock Road Metro stop.
When they arrived, they found Barksdale and a man suffering from stab wounds. Both were taken to hospitals. Barksdale died.
Police said the 27-year-old man had life-threatening wounds and remained in critical condition.
Police said the suspect is a 23-year-old Alexandria man who is hospitalized with self-inflicted wounds and also is in critical condition. Police did not name the suspect, who had not yet been charged.
Barksdale’s father, Darrell Barbour, said: “She was funny. She was bright. She always wanted to work, wanted to help people.”
Barksdale was a huge animal lover, he said, with a menagerie of pets in her home — “cats, dogs, two ferrets, snakes, birds, everything.” He last saw his daughter at a cookout on the Fourth of July, her 30th birthday.
“She was a female me,” he said. “She talked the way I talk. She would tell a joke the way I tell a joke. She was a real good person.”
The incident remained under investigation.