Suspect Arrested for Handgun Possession Following Traffic Stop in Downtown Silver Spring

Kriss Smith

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District have arrested and charged Kriss Smith, age 26, of the 2600 block of Q Street in Southeast, Washington, D.C., with firearm-related offenses following a traffic stop that occurred in Downtown Silver Spring.

On Saturday, October 5, at approximately 12:19 a.m., 3rd District officers conducted a stop of a vehicle for a traffic offense on Georgia Avenue at Spring Street.  Officers identified Smith as the driver of the vehicle and upon speaking with Smith, immediately detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside his vehicle.  Officers then asked Smith to exit his car.  Instead of exiting his car, Smith accelerated his vehicle and fled on Spring Street toward 2nd Avenue.  Smith was apprehended a short distance from Spring Street after he exited his car and fled on foot.  Officers located a loaded Taurus .380 handgun, attributed to Smith, near where he was arrested.

Smith was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with firearm-related offenses. He was released after posting a $2,000 bond.

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Loaded Taurus .380 handgun attributed to Smith