Update: Second Suspect Arrested for Germantown Homicide

Furl John Williams

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested Furl John Williams, age 24, of the 400 block of Brentwood Drive in Fort Washington, for the homicide of 19-year-old Amaru Amir Santos Johnson that occurred on April 29 inside of a home in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way in Germantown.  The first suspect, Eric lee, age 23, was arrested on May 4 for this homicide.  Detectives do not believe that this homicide was random.

On Saturday, April 29 at approximately 12:55 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for a shooting that had just occurred at a residence in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way.  Officers from the 5th District along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the home and located two adult male victims and two adult female victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  One of the victims, identified as Johnson, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The three remaining victims were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore ruled Johnson’s manner of death as a homicide by gunshot wound.

The investigation by detectives determined that shortly after midnight on April 29, Lee and Williams robbed two victims at gunpoint in the parking lot of the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way.  The robbery victims fled to the home where the shooting ultimately occurred.

A short time later, Johnson and two other subsequent shooting victims were standing outside of the home on Kitchen House Way when Lee and Williams arrived at the house (Johnson and the two other subsequent shooting victims had been called to the home in reference to the earlier robbery).  Upon approaching the front door to the home, Williams immediately shot one of the victims in the leg.  Johnson and a third victim attempted to flee inside of the residence where they were also shot by Williams.  A fourth victim was also shot by Williams inside of the home.  After the shooting, Lee and Williams fled from the home.

During the on-scene investigation of this homicide, detectives located an unoccupied stolen vehicle in the 13300 block of Queenstown Lane in Germantown.  The vehicle had been reported as stolen on April 17 during an armed carjacking in Prince George’s County.  Detectives searched the vehicle and located property taken from the victims during the armed robbery that had occurred on Kitchen House Way.   Detectives also recovered latent fingerprints from the inside of the vehicle that were determined to belong to Williams.

Several of the victims of the armed robbery and home invasion that resulted in the homicide of Johnson positively identified Eric Anthony Lee as one of the suspects involved in these crimes.  On May 4, Lee was arrested on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant that charged him with first-degree murder and home invasion.

On May 4, an arrest warrant was issued for Williams, charging him with first-degree murder and home invasion.

On May 9, Williams was arrested in Prince George’s County for a homicide that occurred in their jurisdiction.  Williams is currently being held without bond in Montgomery County.

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Update: One Suspect Arrested for Germantown Homicide

Eric Anthony Lee

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested Eric Anthony Lee, age 23, of the 13500 block of Wood Crest Manor Way in Clarksburg, for the homicide of 19-year-old Amaru Amir Santos Johnson that occurred on April 29 inside of a home in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way in Germantown.

On Saturday, April 29 at approximately 12:55 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for a shooting that had just occurred at a residence in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way.  Officers from the 5th District along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the home and located two adult male victims and two adult female victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  One of the victims, identified as Johnson, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The three remaining victims were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore ruled Johnson’s manner of death as a homicide by gunshot wound.

The investigation by detectives determined that shortly after midnight on April 29, Lee and a second suspect robbed two victims at gunpoint in the parking lot of the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way.  The robbery victims fled to the home where the shooting ultimately occurred.

A short time after the earlier robbery had occurred, Johnson and two other subsequent shooting victims were standing outside of the home on Kitchen House Way when Lee and a second suspect arrived at the house.  Johnson and the two other subsequent shooting victims had been called to the home in reference to the earlier robbery.  Upon approaching the front door to the home, one suspect immediately shot one of the victims in the leg.  Johnson and a third victim attempted to flee inside of the residence where they were also shot.  A fourth victim was also shot inside of the home.  After the shooting, Lee and the second suspect fled from the home.

Lee was known by several of the victims of the armed robbery and home invasion that resulted in the homicide of Johnson and positively identified him as one of the suspects involved in these crimes.  Therefore, detectives do not believe that this event was random.

On May 3, an arrest warrant was issued for Lee, charging him with first-degree murder and home invasion.  On May 4, Montgomery County Police officers arrested Lee at a residence in Westminster Maryland.  Lee is currently being held without bond.

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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Update: Detectives Continue to Investigate Germantown Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the shooting of three victims and the homicide of a fourth victim that occurred inside of a residence early this morning in Germantown.

The homicide victim is now being identified as Amaru Amir Santos Johnson, age 19, of the 12100 block of Birdseye Terrace in Germantown.

On Saturday, April 29 at approximately 12:55 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for a shooting that had just occurred inside of a residence in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way.  Officers from the 5th District along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded and located two adult male victims, one of whom was Johnson, and two adult female victims at the home suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Johnson was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The three remaining victims were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

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 Germantown Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the shooting of three victims and the homicide of a fourth victim that occurred inside of a residence this morning in Germantown.

On Saturday, April 29 at approximately 12:55 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for a shooting that had just occurred inside of a residence in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way.  Officers from the 5th District along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded and located two adult male victims and two adult female victims at the home suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  One male victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The three remaining victims were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

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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Update: Fourth Suspect Arrested for Montgomery Village Homicide

Shiloh Young

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

On Wednesday, April 5, Shiloh Young, age 18, of the 4200 block of Willshire Avenue in Baltimore, was arrested at his residence on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant for the homicide of Wassi Young.  Shiloh Young was transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) where he was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.  Shiloh Young is being held without bond.

Three suspects had been previously arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the homicide of Wassi Young.  The three suspects arrested were:

On February 10 at approximately 2:02 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) 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 to the area and located Wassi Young in the parking lot of the neighborhood suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Wassi Young succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

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

Major Crimes detectives have determined that Shiloh Young, Davion Foster, Samuel Brown, Tierek Thomas, and Wassi Young wanted to rob a drug seller. The suspects, together at a residence on Hawk Run Terrace, called various people that they knew sold drugs.  Shiloh Young contacted a seller who agreed to drive to the area of Hawk Run Terrace and sell them marijuana.  This person was later identified as the 23-year-old male who arrived at the local hospital suffering from a gunshot wound.

The seller drove to the 8500 block of Hawk Run Terrace and parked his vehicle.  Wassi Young, Foster, Brown, and Thomas encountered the seller and attempted to rob him at gunpoint.  Shots were fired and Wassi Young and the seller were shot.

After the shooting, all parties fled.  Wassi Young succumbed to his injuries in the neighborhood parking lot.

On Tuesday, April 4, detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigate Section charged Shiloh Young with armed robbery, first-degree assault, and theft offenses related to a March 1 armed robbery that occurred in the area of Wheelwright Drive and Buhrstone Drive in Gaithersburg.

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