Update: Suspect Arrested for Silver Spring Suspicious Death Now Determined to be a Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have made an arrest in their investigation of the suspicious death, now determined to be a homicide, that occurred on March 21, in the victim’s residence in the 1000 block of Mondrian Terrace in Silver Spring.

The victim is identified as 17-year-old Christian Leroy Matthews of the above block address.

Yesterday evening (March 23), investigators arrested Tysean A Lipford, age 19, of 13th Street in Silver Spring and charged him with the first-degree murder of Matthews. Lipford, identified as the father of the victim’s niece, confessed to the killing.

Investigation by detectives determined that on Tuesday, March 21 at approximately 2:25 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911 Center) received a call reporting a suspicious situation from the Mondrian Terrace address. Residents of the home reported hearing a large commotion coming from the basement, where the victim lived, and called 9-1-1.

Officers responded to the home and searched the residence at the request of the occupants, the victim’s sisters. The officers located Matthews unresponsive in his basement bedroom. During an examination of the body, officers observed suspicious marks to the victim’s neck. Matthews was transported by Fire and Rescue personnel to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Lipford is scheduled to have a bond review today at 1:00 p.m. in Rockville District Court.

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Tysean Lipford

Update: Third Suspect Arrested for Montgomery Village Homicide

Davion Antonio Foster

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested a third suspect for the February 10 homicide of 20-year-old Wassi Harron Raheem Young from Hyattsville. 

Yesterday, Davion Antonio Foster, age 20, of the 2300 block of Green Street, Southeast, Washington, D.C., was arrested in Tysons Corner, Virginia, on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant.  Foster is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.  He is currently being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center awaiting an extradition hearing to be returned to Montgomery County.

Two suspects were previously arrested for the homicide of YoungSamuel Fayomi Brown, age 20, of Hyattsville and Tierek Ty Jay Thomas, age 20, Northwest, Washington, D.C.  They were arrested on March 9 at separate locations in Prince George’s County on the strength of Montgomery County arrest warrants.  They were charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional details will be released by the Department at this time.

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Update: Two Suspects Arrested for Montgomery Village Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested Samuel Fayomi Brown, age 20, of the 7000 block of Highview Terrace in Hyattsville and Tierek Ty Jay Thomas, age 20, of the 1300 block of 5th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., for the February 10 homicide of Wassi Harron Raheem Young, age 20, of Vermont Avenue in Hyattsville.

On Friday, February 10 at approximately 2:02 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received multiple 9-1-1 calls for a shooting that had just occurred in the 8500 block of Hawk Run Terrace.  Officers from the 6th District and Fire and Rescue personnel responded and located Wassi Young in the parking lot area of the neighborhood suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Young succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Detectives obtained arrest warrants for Brown and Thomas and arrested them this afternoon (March 9) at separate locations in Prince George’s County.  Brown and Thomas were transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) where they were charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Brown and Thomas were ordered to be held on bond.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional details will be released by the Department at this time.

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Samuel Fayomi Brown

Tierek Ty Jay Thomas

Update: Detectives Continue to Investigate Montgomery Village Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a homicide that occurred yesterday afternoon on Hawk Run Terrace in Montgomery Village.  At this time, investigators do not believe that this shooting was a random event; investigators believe that the victim had agreed to meet the suspect(s) at that location.

The homicide victim is being identified as Wassi Harron Raheem Young, age 20, of Vermont Avenue in Hyattsville.

During the investigation, detectives learned that a 23-year-old male had arrived at a local hospital with gunshot wounds.  Investigators spoke with this male and determined that he was shot during the same incident in which the homicide victim, Young, was shot.

This homicide investigation is continuing and detectives urge anyone who may have information to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional information will be released at this time.

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Detectives Investigate Montgomery Village Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating a homicide that occurred this afternoon in Montgomery Village.

On Friday, February 10 at approximately 2:02 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received multiple 9-1-1 calls for a shooting that had just occurred in the 8500 block of Hawk Run Terrace.  Officers from the 6th District and Fire and Rescue personnel responded and located a male victim in the parking lot area of the neighborhood suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

At this time, investigators are interviewing witnesses and cannot confirm the motive or circumstances surrounding this shooting.

This homicide investigation is continuing and detectives urge anyone who may have information to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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