Update: Warrant Issued for White Oak Shooting Suspect; Police Ask for Public’s Help to Locate Suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section have obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect responsible for the shooting of a 39-year-old male in a White Oak residence yesterday (Friday, August 24) and are asking for the public’s help in locating him.

The suspect, Seth Greenidge, also known as Seth Greenridge, age 33, has been charged via a Montgomery County arrest warrant with attempted first-degree murder.  Greenidge is believed to be homeless but is known to frequent the White Oak area of the County and also Washington, D.C.

Investigation of this shooting revealed that Greenidge and the victim are known to one another.

The victim was transported with serious injuries.  He is expected to survive.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Greenidge is asked to immediately call the Montgomery County Police Department’s non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.  Callers may remain anonymous.

RLI

Seth Greenidge – WANTED for attempted first-degree murder

Detectives Investigate Shooting in White Oak

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon in White Oak.  Investigators believe that this was not a random event and that the suspect and the victim are known to each other.

This afternoon (Friday, August 24) at approximately 5:33 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a home in the 11500 block of Lockwood Drive for the report of an adult male who had been shot inside the residence.   Responding officers located the victim inside the home suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

This shooting remains an open investigation and detectives are working to confirm additional details.  Those details will be released once they have been confirmed.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting or the suspect involved is urged to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

RLG

Detectives Investigate Shooting into Occupied Piney Branch-Area Residence

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section have been investigating an August 3 shooting where a gun was fired into an occupied home in the Piney Branch area.  The Department is asking anyone with information to call investigators.  There were no reported injuries during this shooting.

On Friday, August 3 at approximately 7:24 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Quebec Terrace for the report of a shooting that had just occurred.  Through the course of the investigation it was learned that a gold or tan-colored SUV approached the front of a home on Quebec Terrace and that the front seat passenger discharged a firearm multiple times toward the home.

During the shooting, it was learned that the suspect reloaded the handgun and continued to discharge the firearm toward the home.  The suspect who fired the shots is described as an African American male, 20-30 years of age, 6’ tall, and with a thin build.  The suspect had short black hair, a thin black beard and was last seen wearing a dark blue hooded-sweatshirt, dark pants, and white shoes.

During the investigation, officers observed a broken window on the front of the home.   Investigators recovered a bullet fragment from inside the residence.  Officers further located numerous spent shell casings in the roadway of Quebec Terrace and a bullet fragment in the roadway of Quebec Street.

Anyone with information regarding this assault, the suspect(s), or the gold or tan-colored SUV is asked 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 case.

RLG

Update: Officer Body-Worn Camera Footage of June 11 Officer-Involved Shooting Released

The Montgomery County Police Department continues to investigate the Monday, June 11, officer-involved shooting that occurred in Silver Spring.

Today, the Department is releasing body-worn camera video of the shooting.  The video is from two officers’ cameras: Officer Badgujar, the officer who fired his gun, and the back-up officer.  These are the only two police body-worn camera videos of the shooting.

On Friday, July 27, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Howard County notified the Montgomery County Police Department that they had concluded their investigation of our Department’s officer-involved shooting that occurred on June 11.  Based on a review of evidence and a review of the law, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Howard County determined that Montgomery County Police Officer Badgujar’s actions were justified under the circumstances (please see the letter from the Office of the State’s Attorney for Howard County in the previous press release).  The administrative investigation by Montgomery County Police Internal Affairs detectives is continuing.  The purpose of the internal investigation is to determine if Officer Badgujar acted within department rules and policy.

The Department has received inquiries regarding the circumstances of Officer Badgujar and Mr. Robert White’s interaction.  During the criminal investigation, Officer Badgujar’s attorney provided responses to questions from Howard County State’s Attorney representatives.  Some of the these questions asked by the Howard County representatives and responses provided by Officer Badgujar’s attorney were:

Question: “What drew Officer Badgujar’s attention to Robert White?”

Attorney’s Response:

“As he [Officer Badgujar] drove in his car past Three Oaks Drive he observed Robert White walking north on the right side of Three Oaks Drive.  His attention was drawn to Robert White as he observed that Robert White had a large rip in the fabric on the upper back of his outer garment, and because he abruptly moved his right hand to the right side of his body.  As Officer Badgujar passed Three Oaks Drive, Robert White continued to stare at the marked police vehicle as it traveled on Sligo Creek Parkway.”

In addition, Officer Badgujar’s attorney provided the following information:

“Officer Badgujar observed that Robert White was appearing as if he was going to continue straight on foot passed the dead-end on Three Oaks Drive.  As Robert White observed Officer Badgujar’s police presence he abruptly turned right while in the middle of the intersection towards a foot path which appeared to go to a different neighborhood.  Robert White bladed his right side away from Officer Badgujar and thrust his right hand into his right jacket/hoodie pocket while raising his right shoulder.  Robert White quickened his pace and began to walk toward the footpath while looking over his shoulder at Officer Badgujar.  These actions in their totality (based on his training and experiences), made Officer Badgujar believe that Robert White was armed.”

Question:  “As Robert White advanced on Officer Badgujar, why did Officer Badgujar fire his gun instead of using his ASP baton to repel the attack?”

Attorney’s Response:

“As Robert White made contact he attempted to grab Officer Badgujar’s firearm while yelling, ‘DO IT!’  Officer Badgujar believed that Robert White was attempting to take the firearm so he [Robert White] could use it against him [Officer Badgujar].  Officer Badgujar believed that Robert White was actively attempting to take control of his firearm, not by mistake or accident; White was committed to his actions.”

Question: “After the first shot and after [Officer Badgujar] fell to the ground, why did Officer Badgujar continue firing his gun?”

Attorney’s Response:

“The first shot was not effective.  Officer Badgujar struck the ground and was still attempting to move backwards away from Robert White.  Robert White yelled, ‘DO IT AGAIN!’  Robert White continued to press on and Officer Badgujar believed that he [Robert White] was still trying to come after his firearm to use it against him.  Officer Badgujar continued to fire his gun until the threat was stopped.”

Note that the body-worn camera footage is graphic and viewer discretion is advised.

Link to Video: https://youtu.be/UgPIE467Uww

 


Previous Press Releases

Update: Office of the State’s Attorney for Howard County Concludes Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

Update to June 11 Officer-Involved Shooting

Update to June 11 Officer-Involved Shooting; Media Invited to Mental Health First Aid Training

Update: Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Continues

Officer-Involved Shooting Investigated in Silver Spring


 

 

Detectives Investigate Multiple Shots Fired in Downtown Silver Spring; Surveillance Video Released

Suspects who fired multiple gunshots in the Central Business District of Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate multiple gunshots  that were fired during the early morning hours of June 9 in the Central Business District area of Silver Spring.  No victims were reported to having been struck by the gunfire. Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the two suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On June 9, at approximately 1:13 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 8200 block of Georgia Avenue for the multiple reports of the sounds of shots. Responding officers spoke with several witnesses who stated that they had observed the two suspects, one of whom was wearing a white shirt and armed with a handgun, chasing another male on Mayor Lane toward Silver Spring Avenue.  Witnesses reported that the suspect with the handgun fired multiple rounds at the other fleeing male.  The suspects were last seen on foot in the area of Mayor Lane toward Thayer Avenue.  Officers located two spent shell casings in the area.  Officers did not locate or identify the male who was fleeing from the suspects.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting or the suspects is asked 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 case.

RLG