UPDATE: May 30, 2017 – 9:33 p.m. – Akhir King has been located in Gaithersburg safe and unharmed.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police-Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking the public for help in locating a seven-year-old boy missing from Montgomery Village.
Akhir King, with a nickname of “Nunu,” of the 9800 block of Dockside Terrace in Montgomery Village, was last seen at his residence tonight at approximately 7:20 p.m.
King is described as a black male, 3′ 9” tall, 55 pounds, with brown eyes and short brown hair. King was last seen wearing a gray and black North Face jacket, blue pants, and a black backpack with the words “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” written on the back of it. King was also wearing black and purple Jordan sneakers with one sneaker having a white shoelace and the other sneaker having a black shoelace.
Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Akhir King (“Nunu”) is asked to call the the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hour-line).
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department- Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have identified a two-year-old “Jane Doe” who was brought to Holy Cross Hospital for medical treatment on Sunday, May 28. Investigators are working to confirm guardianship of the child.
On May 28, a woman brought the child to Holy Cross Hospital because she believed that the child needed medical care. She informed hospital personnel that she did not know the identity of the child nor the child’s parent(s)/guardian(s). The woman stated that she had been asked by her sister to babysit the unknown child in the sitter’s Silver Spring home on the morning of May 27. When the sitter could not reach or locate her sister, she brought the child to the hospital. Medical personnel then notified police.
The child was identified through investigative means.
This remains an ongoing investigation and therefore additional details cannot be confirmed at this time.
Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department, Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a homicide that occurred in Silver Spring on Sunday, May 28. Today investigators are confirming the identity of the victim as Sulaiman Jalloh, 24 years old, of the 10700 block of Begonia Lane in Bowie. Detectives are also identifying two suspects who have been charged.
Ruben Ortiz, 20 years old, of the 2000 block of Erie Street in Adelphi and Shanee Collette Cox, 19 years old, of the 2200 block of Georgian Woods Place in Wheaton have each been charged with 1st degree murder and armed robbery, relating to the homicide and robbery of Jalloh. They were arrested at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Erie Street address. After the arrest, both Ortiz and Cox spoke with investigators.
Investigation revealed that Jalloh, with a small group of friends, had been approached by Ortiz and Cox on Saturday, May 27 at the Silver Spring Metro station. Ortiz and Cox offered to sell Jalloh marijuana and they agreed to meet in front of the Days Inn for the transaction. The two groups met just after 11:00 p.m., but instead of purchasing marijuana from Ortiz and Cox, Jalloh’s group robbed Ortiz of cash and his shoes. Later, Ortiz and a small group of subjects went to Jalloh’s Days Inn room and demanded that the shoes and cash taken in the robbery be returned. Cash and shoes were returned to Ortiz and the group left. Just before 2:30 a.m., Jalloh left his room and walked to the parking lot. There he was assaulted by a group of subjects including Ortiz and Cox; Jalloh was beaten, stabbed, and robbed. After the assault, he went back to his room where police and Fire and Rescue personnel were called. Jalloh was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Ruben Ortiz and Shanee Cox are being held in the Montgomery County Detention Center without bond. Bond review for each of them is scheduled for Tuesday, May 30 at 1:00 p.m. in Rockville District Court.
Major Crimes Division detectives continue work toward identifying additional suspects in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Major Crimes Division 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 an arrest in this case.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department, Major Crimes Division are investigating the homicide of a 24-year-old male that occurred in Silver Spring early this morning.
On Sunday, May 28, at approximately 2:30 a.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the Days Inn located at 8040 13th Street for a disturbance in the parking lot. First responders located the victim in his hotel room suffering from life-threatening trauma to his body. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that the victim left his room at approximately 2:30 a.m. Witnesses reported that he was assaulted by a group of suspects in the parking lot. The victim was able to return to his room where police were called.
This remains an active investigation. Additional information will be released as it can be confirmed. Police are urging anyone with information to contact the Major Crimes Division 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 an arrest in this case.
During the Memorial Day weekend, there are many celebrations where people choose to drink alcohol. The Montgomery County Police Department is again reminding motorists to have a plan, drive responsibly, and choose a sober driver.
Tonight, May 26, officers from the Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, and Maryland Transportation Authority Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.
This enforcement is a component of the Department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking.
The exact location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed in advance.
What: Sobriety Checkpoint
Where: Undisclosed Location
When: Tonight – Friday, May 26 (beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m.)
**The media is encouraged to attend. Please contact the Public Information Office at 240-773-5030 (option 4) for more information.**