Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section have located and arrested Damien Jared Fox, Jr., age 16, of an unconfirmed address. Fox was wanted for the shooting of a 17-year-old male that occurred on February 26 in the 13900 block of Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville.
On Monday, February 26 at approximately 8:50 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Station located at 13900 Old Columbia Pike for the report of a 17-year-old male who walked into the fire station and reported that he had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation by detectives determined that the victim, a student at Paint Branch High School had been at the high school, located at 14121 Old Columbia Pike. At some point in the morning, the victim left the school and went to visit friends who were outside of a residence in the 13900 block of Old Columbia Pike. Fox, whom the victim knew, was also outside of that residence. Fox repeatedly demanded the victim’s cell phone but the victim refused. The victim began walking back to the school when he heard a gunshot and realized that Fox had shot him. The victim’s friends walked him to the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Station located at 13900 Old Columbia Pike to seek medical treatment for his gunshot wound. Fox fled the area prior to police arriving.
On March 1, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Fox charging him as an adult with first-degree assault, attempted armed robbery, and the use of a handgun during a crime of violence.
Today (March 12), investigators located Fox at a family member’s home in the 4200 block of Tazewell Terrace in Silver Spring. Fox was arrested on the strength of the Montgomery County arrest warrant and transported to the Central Processing Unit.
Bond information for Fox is not yet available.
**Note: a photo for Fox is not available due to his age**