Call for Shots Fired in Germantown Results in Arrest

Nassir Eggleston

Nassir Eggleston

5th District officers from the Montgomery County Police Department have charged Nassir Eggleston, age 20, of the 21900 block of Ivy Leaf Drive in Boyds, with possession of a handgun.

On October 13 at approximately 4:29 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received multiple calls reporting the sounds of gunfire coming from a residential street in Germantown.   5th District officers responded to the area of the 19300 block of Midridge Road and spoke with witnesses who reported that the occupants of a blue Toyota Corolla and the occupants of a blue or grey colored Dodge passenger vehicle had been shooting at each other.   Officers searched the area of Midridge Road and were able to locate evidence that shots had been fired in that area.  No victims were located.

A short time later, a witness reported to the officers on the scene that the Toyota Corolla was now on a street near where the original shooting had occurred.  Officers responded to the area of Ashworth Court and located the Corolla as it was backing out of a parking space in front of a residential home.  Officers stopped the Corolla and spoke with the occupants of the vehicle.  Officers determined the home that the Corolla’s occupants had been in and spoke with the owner of that home.  Officers determined that Eggleston was currently inside the home.  Officers spoke with Eggleston and ultimately recovered a Ruger .40 caliber handgun inside of a bag that was in his possession.  Officers located additional evidence in Eggelston’s bag that was determined to be related to the shooting that had occurred on Midridge Road.

Eggleston was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with possession of a firearm by a minor (persons under 21).  He is currently being held on a $35,000 bond.

Officers continue to investigate this crime and are urging anyone who may have additional information about the shooting or information about the blue or grey colored Dodge passenger vehicle to contact them at 240-773-6200.