Detectives from the 3rd District have arrested and charged Donta Labell Pope, age 22, of the 700 block of Sligo Avenue in Silver Spring, with attempted second-degree murder for the September 10 shooting of two victims in Silver Spring.
On September 10 at approximately 9:32 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 900 block of University Boulevard East for the report of a shooting. Officers located a 25-year-old male and 40-year-old male each suffering from a gunshot wound. Both wounds were non-life-threatening.
Investigation revealed that Pope, the two victims, and several other acquaintances were socializing in the rear yard of a home on University Boulevard East when an argument began. Pope was asked to leave. Pope then removed a handgun from his waistband and shot several times, striking the two victims. He then fled from the home.
Detectives identified Pope as the suspect and in the early morning hours of September 11, obtained a warrant for his arrest. On September 14, Pope was arrested by Montgomery County police officers in Washington, D.C. on the strength of the arrest warrant. He is currently in custody in D.C. and is awaiting extradition to Montgomery County.
Pope is being charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section continue to investigate the September 8 robbery of the Shell gas station located at 10211 Westlake Drive in Bethesda. Today, detectives are releasing store video surveillance and photographs of the three suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.
At approximately 2:20 a.m. on September 8, the first suspect entered the Shell gas station and posed as a customer. Approximately one minute later, suspects two and three entered the gas station with their faces covered by t-shirts. The second suspect displayed a handgun and ordered the cashier to open the register. The third suspect went behind the counter and removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and cigarettes from a display. The three suspects flee from the gas station parking lot towards the area of Democracy Boulevard and Taveshire Way.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of these robbery suspects is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of these suspects. Tipsters will remain anonymous.
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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the discovery of a homicide victim who was found in a shallow grave in the Great Seneca Stream Valley Park in Gaithersburg. The victim was located off the Greenway Trail, approximately 200 yards from Watkins Mill Road.
On Saturday, August 29, at approximately 10:40 a.m., 6th District officers responded to Great Seneca Stream Valley Park to assist officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division, after human remains were found by individuals participating in a managed hunt in the park. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore ruled this death a homicide due to trauma to the upper torso of the victim.
Investigators have attempted to identify the victim and are now asking for the public’s assistance. The victim is described as a white male, possibly Hispanic, who is believed to be in his late teens to twenties. It is believed that the victim’s body has been in the shallow grave less than six months. Photos of the victim’s clothing and personal effects are being released in hopes that someone may recognize the items or have information about the items.
Detectives urge anyone who has information regarding the identity of the victim or information about his personal effects to contact the police non- emergency number at 301-279-8000. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved in this homicide. Call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Necklace found on his person
Gold necklace found on his person – Note: SAME necklace with different levels of magnification
Business card located in shorts pocket – written in Spanish
Business card located in shorts pocket – written in Spanish
UPDATE: Eugene Brisco, age 60, of the 10200 block of Frederick Avenue in Kensington, has been located and has been reunited with family.
The Department thanks the media and public for sharing this missing person case.
Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Kensington man who has Alzheimer’s.
Eugene Brisco was last seen by family this morning (September 14) at his residence at approximately 8:00 a.m. He is described as an African American male, 60 years old, 6′ 2″ tall, and weighing 190 pounds. At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing a black hat, white shirt, black pants, and black shoes. Eugene Brisco also wears a dog tag with his name, his wife’s name, and their phone number on it. He resides in an apartment in the 10200 block of Frederick Avenue in Kensington and is known to frequent the Kensington commercial area, specifically the Safeway.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Eugene Brisco is asked to call the Montgomery County Police at 301.279.8000.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police-Major Crimes Division are investigating the death of a teenage male who was fatally struck by a train in Boyds.
Today, at approximately 4:46 p.m., 5th District officers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded for the report of a pedestrian who had been struck by an Amtrak train on the tracks in the area of the Boyds Market located at 15110 Barnesville Road in Boyds.
The initial investigation has revealed that the teenage male victim was walking along the tracks with two other teenagers when, for reasons still under investigation, he went on the tracks and into the path of a northbound Amtrak train. The victim succumbed to his injuries on the scene and is being identified as John Martin DeReggi Jr., age 16, of the 20700 block of Slidell Road in Boyds.
Anyone with information about this is incident is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 240-773-5070.