Detectives Investigate Firearm Discharge in Fairland Area; Multiple Vehicles Struck by Gunfire

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating the discharge of a firearm that occurred on April 19 in a residential neighborhood in the Fairland area.   Several parked vehicles were struck by the gunfire and there were no reported injuries in this event.

On Friday, April 19th at approximately 11:50 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 12300 block of Featherwood Drive for the report of the sounds of multiple gunshots.  Responding officers located several spent shell casings on Featherwood drive.  Officers further located several vehicles parked along Featherood drive which had been struck by the gunfire.

Detectives are urging anyone with information about this incident to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this crime.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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Detectives Investigate Firearm Discharge in Parking Lot of Fairland Area 7-Eleven

Suspect in Fairland area firearm discharge

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit continue to investigate the March 29th discharge of a firearm that occurred in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven convenience store in the Fairland area.  Today, detectives are releasing a surveillance photograph of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.  There were no reported injuries in this event.

On March 29th at approximately 9:27 p.m., The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a suspect had fired multiple rounds from a handgun into the passenger side window of a black sedan which had been parked in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven located at 12257 Tech Road.   Responding officers did not locate the sedan in the parking lot but did observe broken glass around an empty parking space.

The investigation by detectives determined that shortly before the shooting occurred, the suspect had entered a nearby hotel and had asked an employee for a coat hanger.  The suspect told the employee that he had locked himself out of his vehicle. The employee stated that the suspect left the hotel without obtaining the coat hanger.

Anyone with information about this discharge of a firearm or the suspect is asked to call the 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6800.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this crime.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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Detectives Investigate Homicide in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division, are investigating a homicide that occurred last night in Germantown.

On April 16, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for a shooting that had just occurred in the 18700 block of Curry Powder Lane in Germantown.

Responding officers from the 5th District arrived on the scene to find an adult male and a juvenile male suffering from gunshot wounds.  They were subsequently transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Two additional adult male victims were identified who left the scene in an attempt to get to a local hospital.  One of the adult males had non-life threatening injuries of a non-specified nature.  The second adult male shooting victim succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators are identifying the deceased victim as Tray Dawkins, age 18, of Germantown.

Preliminary investigation by detectives has determined that the four victims were standing in the parking lot of the 18700 block of Curry Powder Lane when an unknown suspect or suspects began shooting at the group.  The suspect or suspects fled the scene prior to the arrival of responding officers.  At this time, it is not believed this incident is a random event.

Detectives urge anyone with information regarding the incident or information about the suspect or suspects involved with this incident to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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Update: Suspect Arrested for November Shooting in Wheaton

Santiago Julian Alvarez

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section have arrested and charged Santiago Julian Alvarez, age 18, of the 800 block of Brightseat Road in Landover, with attempted murder, assault, and reckless endangerment, for the November 21, 2018, shooting that occurred in a parking garage outside of a Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Wheaton.

On November 21, at approximately 7:00 p.m., 4th District officers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a parking garage outside of the Dick’s Sporting Goods store located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road for the report of a shooting and a related vehicle collision that had just occurred.

Responding officers located a vehicle which had struck a brick support column outside of the front of the Dick’s Sporting Goods store.   Officers located an adult male front-seat passenger outside of that vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  Responding officers located the adult female driver and a juvenile female passenger inside the vehicle suffering from injuries that they sustained as a result of the collision.  They were transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation by detectives determined that the bullet that struck the male victim originated from outside of the vehicle and from the first level of the parking garage.  Further investigation determined that just prior to the shooting, the male victim had been in two separate altercations with Alvarez.  One altercation occurred inside of the Westfield Wheaton mall and the other confrontation occurred inside of the Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Detectives believe that the vehicle struck the building as the female driver attempted to flee the area.

On December 4, 2018, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Alvarez charging him with one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of attempted second-degree murder, reckless endangerment, and assault-related charges.

On January 26, 2019, Alvarez was arrested on the strength of the Montgomery County warrant and transported to the Central Processing Unit.  He is being held without bond.

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UPDATE: Detectives Investigate Death of Two Men in White Oak – Identities Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are conducting a homicide investigation of two adult males who were found deceased in a vehicle last night in the White Oak area.

On Monday, January 28, at approximately 8:37 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call for the report of a serious collision that had just occurred in the 11600 block of Stewart Lane.  The caller stated that a vehicle had struck multiple parked cars that were parked on Stewart Lane.

3rd District officers who responded to the report of the collision located two adult males deceased inside the vehicle which had struck the parked cars.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the two men were suffering from gunshot wounds.  The victims have been identified as Jordan Alexander Radway, age 23, of Laurel, and Christian Deon Roberts, age 24, of Silver Spring.

This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding these deaths is asked to 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).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect.  Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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