Update: Detectives Continue to Investigate Germantown Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the shooting of three victims and the homicide of a fourth victim that occurred inside of a residence early this morning in Germantown.

The homicide victim is now being identified as Amaru Amir Santos Johnson, age 19, of the 12100 block of Birdseye Terrace in Germantown.

On Saturday, April 29 at approximately 12:55 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for a shooting that had just occurred inside of a residence in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way.  Officers from the 5th District along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded and located two adult male victims, one of whom was Johnson, and two adult female victims at the home suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Johnson was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The three remaining victims were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

This homicide investigation is continuing and detectives urge anyone who may have information to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional information will be released at this time.

RLG

Concern For Missing Silver Spring Juvenile

Update: April 29 at 10:15 p.m. – Moti Tesgera has been located safe and unharmed.  The police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Silver Spring juvenile.

Moti Tesgera, 17 years old, of the 2400 block of Lyttonsville Road in Silver Spring, was last seen on Friday, April 28 at 5:20 p.m. in downtown Bethesda.  Tesgera is described as a black male, 6’ tall, and weighing approximately 220 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.  A clothing description for Tesgera is not available.

Police and family are concerned for his emotional and physical welfare as there has been no contact between the 17-year-old Tesgera and family members from the time he was last seen.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Moti Tesgera is urged to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

 

 

Detectives Investigate Germantown Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the shooting of three victims and the homicide of a fourth victim that occurred inside of a residence this morning in Germantown.

On Saturday, April 29 at approximately 12:55 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for a shooting that had just occurred inside of a residence in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way.  Officers from the 5th District along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded and located two adult male victims and two adult female victims at the home suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  One male victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The three remaining victims were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

This homicide investigation is continuing and detectives urge anyone who may have information to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

RLG

 

 

Two Suspects Charged with Attempted Second-Degree Murder in Forest Glen Area Shooting

Montgomery County Police Department officers have charged Edward Jones, age 28, of Oxon Hill, and Jeremy Smith, age 25, of Upper Marlboro, with attempted second-degree murder and additional offenses associated with a shooting that occurred in the Forest Glen area on Wednesday afternoon.  Detectives do not believe this was a random incident.

On April 26 at approximately 4:19 p.m., 3rd District officers were dispatched to the sound of shots fired in the area of Woodland Drive and Myrtle Road in Forest Glen.  The caller observed three vehicles, to include a gold Cadillac SUV, traveling at a high rate of speed through the neighborhood. Minutes later, officers were dispatched to the sound of shots fired and cars driving away in the area of Belvedere Boulevard.  Officers located three shell casings on Belvedere Boulevard.

Around the time of these calls, an officer who was in a marked cruiser and stopped at a red light on southbound Colesville Road at Dale Drive, observed two vehicles traveling southbound on Colesville Road in the northbound lanes against traffic.  The officer initiated a traffic stop on the two vehicles. Occupants of the two vehicles exited the cars and stated that the driver of one of the cars had just been shot at by a suspect in a Cadillac Escalade.  (No one was struck by any of the bullets).  The officer observed multiple bullet holes in the driver’s area of one of the vehicles.  The occupants were able to provide a description of the shooter.

Residents in the area were able to confirm the suspect vehicle (an Escalade) and the shooter’s physical description (to include his carrying of a back pack).  One resident was able to provide a partial tag for the Escalade.

An officer circulating the area located the gold Escalade and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 8800 block of Colesville Road.  Two occupants, to include the driver who was identified as Smith, were detained by officers.

A resident in the 700 block of Dale Drive flagged down an officer who was driving in the area and stated that he had observed a male running through yards.  Officers located the subject, identified as Jones, hiding to the rear of a home on Dale Drive.  Jones’ book bag was located discarded in the area.  Officers located an amount of marijuana indicative of distribution, a handgun, a digital scale, plastic bags, and an empty gun magazine in the book bag.

Jones and Smith were transported to the Central Processing Unit.  Jones was charged with attempted second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, firearm-related charges, and drug-related charges.  Smith was charged with attempted second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, first-degree assault, and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault.

RLI

Edward Jones

Jeremy Smith

Concern For Missing Gaithersburg Woman, Silver Alert Activated

UPDATE: Kyoko Ikari has been located.  She is safe and unharmed.  Police and family thank the media and the public for their assistance in publicizing this case. 

Detectives with the 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Gaithersburg woman.

Kyoko Ikari, 88 years old, was last seen this afternoon (Thursday) at approximately 3:00 p.m., when she drove and dropped off family members for an appointment in the 800 block of Quince Orchard Boulevard.  Ikari is described as being 5′ tall and weighing approximately 100 pounds.  She has white or grey hair, brown eyes, and normally wears glasses.  A clothing description cannot be confirmed at this time.  Ikari may be exhibiting early signs of dementia.

Ikari is believed to be driving a tan Honda Accord with Maryland tags MWN 025.  A Silver Alert has been activated for Ikari and the tan Honda.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kyoko Ikari is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

PRS