Detectives with the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the homicide of an 18-year-old male.
Detectives are identifying the victim as Jose Herrera of an unconfirmed address in Silver Spring. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled his death a homicide by multiple gunshot wounds.
On Sunday, December 24 at 6:31 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 1000 block of Quebec Terrace in Silver Spring for the report of an assault and the sounds of gunshots. First responders located Herrera deceased outside of 1010 Quebec Terrace. He had been shot multiple times.
Patrol officers set up a perimeter in the area. A police K9 also attempted to track the suspect(s) in the area of the shooting. No suspect(s) were located.
Anyone with information regarding this homicide investigation is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000 may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the December 16 homicide that occurred at a residence in the 12900 block of Falling Water Circle in Germantown.
The homicide victim, a resident of that address, is now being identified as Andrew Douglas Turner, age 18.
On Saturday, December 16 at 4:36 p.m., the Emergency Call Center (911) received a call from the 12900 block of Falling Water Circle for a male subject shot. First responders located Turner deceased in the home with an apparent gunshot wound.
Anyone with information regarding this homicide is urged to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Those tipsters who wish to remain anonymous and eligible for a reward of up to $10,000.00, may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Rebecca D. Briones
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department- Major Crimes Division have charged Rebecca D. Briones, age 31, of the 200 block of North Adams Street in Rockville, for second-degree murder and child abuse that resulted in the February 21, 2017, death of her 2-month-old daughter, Lissana Briones.
On February 18, at approximately 8:03 p.m., Rebecca Briones called 9-1-1 to report that her daughter, Lissana, was unresponsive. Rockville City police officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the home and transported Lissana to a local hospital. Lissana was then flown to Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she died on February 21.
On February 21, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Washington, D.C. conducted an autopsy on Lissana. On September 25, the OCME ruled that Lissana’s manner of death as homicide caused by multiple blunt force injuries.
Major Crimes Detectives interviewed Briones on December 11. Briones admitted that on February 18, she shook Lissana and threw her on to the bed. Briones stated that she immediately called 9-1-1 after discovering Lissana unresponsive during a nap. Briones told detectives that she had abused Lissana on three prior occasions in a similar manner.
On December 12, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Briones charging her with one count each of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.
On December 13, Briones was arrested at the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg.
Bond information for Briones is not yet available.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating two deaths that occurred yesterday evening in Silver Spring as a murder-suicide.
On Wednesday, December 13 at approximately 8:45 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to a home in the 1400 block of Fenwick Lane for the report of an assault that had just occurred.
Upon entering the home, first responders located the suspect, identified as Garvey Dyer, age 61, of the 4700 block of Bethesda Avenue in Bethesda, deceased in the residence from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers further located the victim, Rose Dyer, age 88, of the Fenwick Lane address, deceased in the home from an apparent gunshot wound.
The investigation by detectives determined that Garvey Dyer was Rose Dyer’s son. Family had contacted police after learning that Garvey Dyer had gone to his mother’s home.
Anyone with information about this murder-suicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5050. Callers may remain anonymous.
Rony Alexander Galicia
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the June 5 homicides of 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem S. Ziberov that occurred while the victims were inside a blue Honda Civic parked in the 8200 block of Gallery Court in Montgomery Village. On June 17, Edgar Garcia-Gaona, age 24, of the 100 block of Lamont Lane in Gaithersburg, Roger Garcia, age 19, of the 19500 block of Frederick Road in Germantown, and Jose Ovilson Canales-Yanez, age 25, of the 18400 block of Cape Jasmine Way in Gaithersburg, were arrested and charged with the first-degree murders of the victims. Today, Rony Alexander Galicia, age 25, of the 19500 block of Frederick Road in Germantown was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit the murders of the victims.
On Monday, June 5 at approximately 10:46 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from a resident reporting the sounds of shots fired in the 8200 block of Gallery Court. 6th District officers responded to the area and located Najjar and Ziberov inside of a vehicle that was parked in the street on Gallery Court. Both victims appeared to be suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and succumbed to their injuries at the scene.
The Montgomery County Forensics Services Section processed the crime scene and evidence was recovered to include DNA. Investigators identified Galicia as a suspect and obtained a Montgomery County search and seizure warrant for a sample of Galicia’s DNA. The Montgomery County Police Crime Lab has determined that the DNA at the crime scene belonged to Galicia.
Today (December 1), investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Galicia charging him two counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Galicia was arrested at approximately 11:30 a.m. this morning, after he was stopped while travelling in a vehicle on Hungerford Drive (Route 355) near Mannakee Street in Rockville. Bond information for Galicia is not yet available.