The Blotter: Doctor under investigation commits suicide, one dies in Alexandria shooting, body discovered in Reston fire

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JHU doctor under investigation apparently kills self

A former Johns Hopkins University gynecologist who lost his job after he was accused of photographing his patients illegally was found dead Monday morning in an apparent suicide.

Nikita Levy was discovered in his Baltimore County home at 7:14 a.m. Monday, according to county police.

Johns Hopkins received reports two weeks ago that Levy was illegally photographing his patients and possibly others with his personal photo and video equipment. The university reported the findings to the Baltimore City Police Department and ended Levy's employment on Feb. 8, offering him counseling services, according to university spokeswoman Kim Hoppe.

Johns Hopkins and the police will continue to investigate Levy's photographic activities, according to Hoppe.

Officer-involved shooting leaves one dead in Alexandria

An officer-involved shooting has left one man dead in Alexandria.

Police spokeswoman Ashley Hildebrandt said officers were responding to a domestic dispute call at a residence on the 3400 block of Duke Street near Quaker Lane about 2 p.m. Monday when the incident occurred.

There was a disagreement among residents that prompted a man carrying a weapon to approach officers at the scene, Hildebrandt said.

No other information was immediately available.

Woman found dead in Reston fire

A woman was found dead Monday when fire officials were called to respond to an apartment fire in Fairfax County. Investigators are calling the death a homicide.

The fire started about 6:10 a.m. on the 12000 block of Waterside View Drive in Reston.

Officials say a neighbor saw smoke coming from a second-story apartment and called authorities, who then forced their way into the unit and found the unidentified woman's body. Police say the victim had trauma to her upper body.

The fire and the cause of death are under investigation by the Fairfax County Police and fire departments.

- Taylor Holland and Rachel Baye

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