Detectives Investigate Police Involved Shooting; Burglary at Gun Store in Rockville

The Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division and the Firearms Investigations Unit, are investigating an incident that occurred early this morning in Rockville when an officer responded to a burglary-in-progress at the United Gun Store located in the 5400 block of Randolph Road.

On June 13th, at approximately 2:35 am, the Emergency Communications Center (911) was notified the United Gun Store in Rockville was being burglarized.  The caller provided a lookout for five suspects, described as black males, to the call taker.

An officer from the 1st District responded to the scene, arriving at 2:39 a.m., and encountered a white SUV in front of the store.  As the officer exited his police cruiser, the white SUV accelerated towards the officer and struck the officer’s police cruiser, disabling it.  During the encounter, the officer discharged his service weapon.

The white SUV traveled down Randolph Road approximately a quarter mile where it became disabled.  Four suspects exited the white SUV and fled on foot into the surrounding area.  Additional responding officers encountered the white SUV in the travel lanes of Randolph Road. A fifth suspect was located unresponsive in the vehicle with a gunshot wound.  Officers removed the unresponsive suspect from the vehicle to take life-saving actions that were ineffective.  The suspect was deceased on the scene.  The remaining four suspects are still outstanding.

Preliminary investigation into the events revealed that the suspects arrived at the United Gun Shop in two vehicles that were reported stolen out of Anne Arundel County.  One vehicle was used to ram through the front of the store in order to gain entry.  Once inside, the suspects stole numerous firearms, then attempted to flee the scene in the white SUV where they encountered the responding officer.

Following the established procedure, once Major Crimes detectives complete their investigation of the officer-involved shooting, the findings will be submitted to the Howard County’s State’s Attorney’s Office for review.*

Per standard procedure, the involved officer has been placed on administrative leave pending review.

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspects in this incident.  Anyone with information should contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the suspect.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

{*An established agreement between the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office stipulates that when an officer-involved shooting involving injury or death occurs in one county, the other county’s State’s Attorney’s Office will review the event.}

 

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Police Investigate Shooting Incident in Burtonsville

The Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section, is investigating a shooting incident that occurred last night in Burtonsville.

On June 7th, at approximately 10:50 pm, an officer from the 3rd District was handling a call for service on the ramp to southbound Route 29 in Burtonsville.  The officer observed two vehicles at the light on Briggs Chaney Road exchanging gunfire with each other.  The two vehicles immediately fled the scene.  One vehicle was described as a black, 4-door vehicle.  The second vehicle was a white, Cadillac which fled the scene but was recovered a short distance from the incident.  The occupants had fled on foot.

Preliminary investigation indicates this event was not random in nature.  Detectives continue to investigate and gather information into the facts and circumstances of this incident..

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the parties to this incident.  Anyone with information should contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the suspect.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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Concern for Missing 73-Year-Old Man From Silver Spring (LOCATED)

Santiago Barahona

UPDATE:  Santiago Barahona has returned home safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section, are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Silver Spring man.

On June 7, 2019, around 3:00 pm, family members last saw Santiago Barahona, age 73, when he visited a family member in the 2200 block of Georgian Way, in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Barahona’s whereabouts are unknown and he is not familiar with the area.  Barahona does not drive.  Police and family are concerned for his welfare.

Santiago Barahona is a Hispanic male, approximately 5’05”, weighing 180 lbs., with short grey hair.  Barahona is clean shaven and was last seen wearing an orange T-shirt, blue jeans, black shoes, and a camouflage baseball cap.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Santiago Barahona is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.

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Police Investigate Shooting Incident in Germantown

The Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section, is investigating a shooting incident that occurred yesterday in Germantown.

On June 6th, at approximately 12:22 pm, the Emergency Communications Center (911) was notified of a shooting incident in the 12500 block of Wisteria Drive in Germantown.  It was reported that some type of altercation between two men had occurred leading one of the men to start shooting at the other.  Both victim and suspect fled the area on foot.

Responding officers and detectives from the 5th District found evidence that a shooting occurred but found that no one had been injured.  Preliminary investigation indicates this event was not random in nature.

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the parties to this incident.  Anyone with information should contact the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the suspect.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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Man Responsible for Several Suntrust Bank Robberies in the Area Identified; Found Deceased in Hagerstown

Shivi Brian Mohnani-Neil

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have identified the man responsible for several Suntrust Bank robberies committed in the area since the beginning of the year.

Shivi Brian Mohanani-Neil, age 28, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, was identified as the person responsible for several Suntrust bank robberies in Montgomery County as well as committing additional robberies in the Northern Virginia area.

Mohnani-Neil entered the Suntrust Bank located within the Safeway grocery store at 14939 Shady Grove Road, in the Falls Grove area of Rockville, obtained currency from the bank and fled the scene on January 27th, February 3rd, and March 3rd.  An additional bank robbery occurred on April 4th, at 15411 New Hampshire Avenue, in Cloverly.  Mohnani-Neil is believed to be responsible for additional robberies in Northern Virginia.

Detectives were able to identify Mohnani-Neil as the suspect over the course of their investigation and obtained a warrant for his arrest charging him with four counts of robbery.

While actively looking for Mohnani-Neil, authorities in the Hagerstown area of Maryland were able to find Mohnani-Neil, deceased in a hotel room in Hagerstown.  No foul play was suspected in Mohnani-Neil’s death.

Further investigation into Mohnani-Neil found that he had been previously arrested for the following offenses in Pennsylvania: Robbery, CDS Violations, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Assault, Terroristic Threats, Forgery, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Identity Theft.

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