Update: Victim’s Identity Released in Germantown Homicide

Correction: January 5, 2018 – The homicide victim’s name has been corrected to Maurice Cortez Mercer. 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the January 3 homicide that occurred at a residence in the 12500 block of Cross Ridge Way in Germantown.

The homicide victim is now being identified as Maurice Cortez Mercer, age 30, of the 12500 block of Cross Ridge Way.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled his death as a homicide by gunshot wound.

On Wednesday, January 3 at approximately 3:51 p.m., 5th District officers responded to a home in the 12500 block of Cross Ridge Way for the report of a suspicious situation.  First responders located Mercer deceased in the residence from an apparent gunshot wound.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide investigation is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000 may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

RLG