Detectives with the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the April 16 homicide of 18-year-old Tray Dawkins from Germantown. Today, the Victims’ Rights Foundation announced that the foundation is offering an additional reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Tray Dawkins. Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is already offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect or suspects.
On April 16, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for a shooting that had just occurred in the 18700 block of Curry Powder Lane in Germantown.
Responding officers from the 5th District arrived on the scene to find an adult male and a juvenile male suffering from gunshot wounds. They were subsequently transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two additional adult male victims were identified who left the scene in an attempt to get to a local hospital. One of the adult males had non-life-threatening injuries of a non-specified nature. The second adult male, identified as Tray Dawkins, succumbed to his injuries.
Preliminary investigation by detectives has determined that the four victims were standing in the parking lot of the 18700 block of Curry Powder Lane when an unknown suspect or suspects began shooting at the group. The suspect or suspects fled the scene prior to the arrival of responding officers. At this time, it is not believed this incident is a random event.
Detectives urge anyone with information regarding the incident or information about the suspect or suspects involved with this incident to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Tipsters may remain anonymous.