Detectives Investigate Multiple Shots Fired in Layhill Area Restaurant Parking Lot; Surveillance Photographs of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section continue to investigate the discharge of a firearm during the early morning hours of December 1 in the parking lot of the Sole D’ Italia Restaurant in Layhill.  No victims were reported to having been struck by the gunfire.  Detectives have charged one suspect for his involvement in this incident and are releasing surveillance photographs of two additional suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On December 1, at approximately 2:04 a.m., 4th District officers responded to the parking lot of the Sole D’ Italia Restaurant located in the Layhill Shopping Center at 14318 Layhill Road for the report of multiple gunshots fired.

The investigation by detectives determined that earlier in the evening, security personnel had an altercation with 33-year-old Marcos Daniel Sequeira inside the restaurant.  After the altercation, Sequeira threatened security personnel and then left the restaurant.   Sequeira returned later that evening and entered the restaurant with the two additional suspects.  Sequeira and the two suspects remained in the restaurant until closing.

After exiting the restaurant, two security guards observed Sequeira and the two suspects enter a vehicle described as a black, Mercedes.  As the vehicle left the parking lot, the security guards and other witnesses heard multiple gunshots being fired from the vehicle.  The vehicle was last seen travelling southbound on Layhill Road. Officers located several spent shell casings in the parking lot area of the restaurant.

On December 3, detectives charged Sequeira of the 13400 block of Justice Road in Rockville with assault charges related to his involvement in this shooting.

Investigators continue to work to identify the two suspects who were with Sequeira.  Anyone with information regarding this shooting or the two suspects is asked to call the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530.  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.

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