Detectives Investigate Fatal Silver Spring Shooting

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 23.

Today at approximately 3:52  a.m., 3rd District officers along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 7-Eleven located at 8202 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring for the report of an assault in progress.  Responding officers located an unresponsive male outside the store suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Officers began life-saving efforts however the male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene. He is being identified as Deon Christopher McDonald, 27 years old, of Hyattsville.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that McDonald was purchasing an item inside the 7-Eleven and became involved in a dispute with the store clerk during the transaction.  An armed, on-duty security guard, employed by a company that is contracted by the property manager to provide security services for the store, intervened.  The dispute between McDonald and the security guard became physical and continued to the outside of the store.  During the physical altercation outside of the store, the 44-year-old security guard discharged his weapon and struck McDonald.

This remains an ongoing investigation as Major Crimes detectives continue to gather evidence and coordinate with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.  Anyone with information about this event is urged to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.


Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Locate a Missing Rockville Woman

Missing Person – Louise Hairston

Update: September 23, 2018: Louise Jackson Hairston has been located safe and unharmed.


Montgomery County Police 6th District Detectives are asking the public for help to locate a missing Rockville woman.

Louise Jackson Hairston resides on Rollins Avenue in Rockville. She was last seen today (9/22) at 10 a.m. leaving Shady Grove Hospital located at 9901 Medical Center Drive in Rockville, on foot.

She is described as a 92-year-old black female, 5’1″ tall and weighing 90 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black wig, white shirt, light blue pants, and was carrying a black shoulder bag.

Police and her family are concerned for her welfare.

Anyone who has information about Ms. Hairston’s whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 301-279-8000 (available 24-7).

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Update: Juvenile Female Victim Succumbs to Injuries from Colesville Area Domestic-Related Murder-Suicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the  domestic-related murder-suicide that occurred in the Colesville area on September 17.

The 11-year-old victim, Mina Kim, succumbed to her injuries at the hospital yesterday.

The surviving victim, a 22-year-old female, is in stable condition at the hospital.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this murder-suicide.  Anyone with information about this murder-suicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5050. Callers may remain anonymous.

Concern for Missing Derwood Woman

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Derwood woman.

Daylyn Price, age 47, who is currently residing in the 6000 block of Granby Road, was last seen yesterday (September 19) at approximately 10:00 a.m. in the 8200 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.  Price had been driven to the area by a known acquaintance for a doctor’s appointment.  Later that day, Price failed to meet the acquaintance for a ride back to her residence.

Price is described as a black female, 5’5″ tall, and weighing 150 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair.

Police are concerned for Price’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Daylyn Price is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24-7).

Daylyn Price

Detectives Seek Help from the Public to Identify Suspect in Street Robbery and Assault; Composite of Suspect Released

Suspect Computer-generated Composite

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 5th District Investigative Section are seeking help from the public as they investigate a robbery and assault that occurred on Monday, September 17 at approximately 8:35 p.m. on Laytonsville Road in Laytonsville.

Today they are releasing a computer-generated composite sketch of the suspect.

The investigation revealed that the adult female victim was driving a black 2017 Toyota Rav4 Sports Utility, when she pulled over in the 23600 block of Laytonville Road to use her phone. She did not notice that a car pulled up and stopped behind her.

While she was on the phone, the unknown male suspect got out of his car and walked up to her car. She did not open her door, but rolled down a window. The suspect demanded cash and she complied. He then reached in through the open window to assault her.

As the suspect saw other vehicles approaching, he ran away and got back into what is described as a small, black, four-door vehicle, possibly a Mazda. He drove off on Laytonsville Road towards Laytonsville.

The suspect is described as a black male, of unknown age, 6’ 2” tall, weighing 175 pounds, with brown eyes, very short black hair and has a gold upper tooth. He was wearing black jeans and a long-sleeved black T-shirt.

Detectives are asking anyone who can identify the suspect, or who was driving in the vicinity during the time of this incident and may have seen the encounter, to call them at 240-773-6237.

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