White Oak Shooting Investigated

Detectives with the 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting that involves two victims and occurred early this morning in White Oak.

On Tuesday, July 11 at approximately 1:10 a.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the parking lot located at 11560 Lockwood Drive for the report of the sounds of gunshots.  Additional calls were received by the Emergency Call Center as officers were responding.

Upon arrival, first responders located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds; a 31-year-old male was suffering from a gunshot wound to his left shoulder and a 28-year-old female was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Officers began life-saving efforts and administered aid that included the use of a tourniquet.  Both victims were transported to the hospital where they were stabilized.  Their injuries are now described as non-life threatening.

This remains an open investigation.  Detectives continue to interview witnesses and canvass the neighborhood to gather information and obtain additional details.

If anyone has information that would aid investigators, they are urged to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240.773.6870.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, 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 will remain anonymous.

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Two Suspects Charged with Attempted Second-Degree Murder in Forest Glen Area Shooting

Montgomery County Police Department officers have charged Edward Jones, age 28, of Oxon Hill, and Jeremy Smith, age 25, of Upper Marlboro, with attempted second-degree murder and additional offenses associated with a shooting that occurred in the Forest Glen area on Wednesday afternoon.  Detectives do not believe this was a random incident.

On April 26 at approximately 4:19 p.m., 3rd District officers were dispatched to the sound of shots fired in the area of Woodland Drive and Myrtle Road in Forest Glen.  The caller observed three vehicles, to include a gold Cadillac SUV, traveling at a high rate of speed through the neighborhood. Minutes later, officers were dispatched to the sound of shots fired and cars driving away in the area of Belvedere Boulevard.  Officers located three shell casings on Belvedere Boulevard.

Around the time of these calls, an officer who was in a marked cruiser and stopped at a red light on southbound Colesville Road at Dale Drive, observed two vehicles traveling southbound on Colesville Road in the northbound lanes against traffic.  The officer initiated a traffic stop on the two vehicles. Occupants of the two vehicles exited the cars and stated that the driver of one of the cars had just been shot at by a suspect in a Cadillac Escalade.  (No one was struck by any of the bullets).  The officer observed multiple bullet holes in the driver’s area of one of the vehicles.  The occupants were able to provide a description of the shooter.

Residents in the area were able to confirm the suspect vehicle (an Escalade) and the shooter’s physical description (to include his carrying of a back pack).  One resident was able to provide a partial tag for the Escalade.

An officer circulating the area located the gold Escalade and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 8800 block of Colesville Road.  Two occupants, to include the driver who was identified as Smith, were detained by officers.

A resident in the 700 block of Dale Drive flagged down an officer who was driving in the area and stated that he had observed a male running through yards.  Officers located the subject, identified as Jones, hiding to the rear of a home on Dale Drive.  Jones’ book bag was located discarded in the area.  Officers located an amount of marijuana indicative of distribution, a handgun, a digital scale, plastic bags, and an empty gun magazine in the book bag.

Jones and Smith were transported to the Central Processing Unit.  Jones was charged with attempted second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, firearm-related charges, and drug-related charges.  Smith was charged with attempted second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, first-degree assault, and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault.

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Call for Shots Fired in Germantown Results in Arrest

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5th District officers from the Montgomery County Police Department have charged Nassir Eggleston, age 20, of the 21900 block of Ivy Leaf Drive in Boyds, with possession of a handgun.

On October 13 at approximately 4:29 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received multiple calls reporting the sounds of gunfire coming from a residential street in Germantown.   5th District officers responded to the area of the 19300 block of Midridge Road and spoke with witnesses who reported that the occupants of a blue Toyota Corolla and the occupants of a blue or grey colored Dodge passenger vehicle had been shooting at each other.   Officers searched the area of Midridge Road and were able to locate evidence that shots had been fired in that area.  No victims were located.

A short time later, a witness reported to the officers on the scene that the Toyota Corolla was now on a street near where the original shooting had occurred.  Officers responded to the area of Ashworth Court and located the Corolla as it was backing out of a parking space in front of a residential home.  Officers stopped the Corolla and spoke with the occupants of the vehicle.  Officers determined the home that the Corolla’s occupants had been in and spoke with the owner of that home.  Officers determined that Eggleston was currently inside the home.  Officers spoke with Eggleston and ultimately recovered a Ruger .40 caliber handgun inside of a bag that was in his possession.  Officers located additional evidence in Eggelston’s bag that was determined to be related to the shooting that had occurred on Midridge Road.

Eggleston was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with possession of a firearm by a minor (persons under 21).  He is currently being held on a $35,000 bond.

Officers continue to investigate this crime and are urging anyone who may have additional information about the shooting or information about the blue or grey colored Dodge passenger vehicle to contact them at 240-773-6200.

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Detectives Investigate Domestic-Related Double Shooting in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating a domestic-related double shooting that occurred this morning in Germantown.

On Sunday, October 9 at approximately 6:08 a.m., the Emergency Communication Center (ECC) received a call from a resident in the 19500 block of Frederick Road stating that he wanted his wife removed from their home.  5th District officers responded to the home and interviewed the husband and wife.  Officers determined that there had been a verbal argument and there was no physical altercation.  The female stated she would be leaving the home shortly and the officers left the residence.

Later this morning, at approximately 7:52 a.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded back to that same residence after ECC received a 9-1-1 call from an adult female stating she had been shot by her husband. The victim stated that her husband shot himself as well.  Both the husband and wife were transported to area hospitals suffering from life-threatening injuries.  The weapon used was recovered on the scene.

Detectives continue to investigate this double shooting as a domestic-related event.

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Detectives Investigate Shooting on Layhill Road; Photographs of Suspect Released

Detectives from the 4th District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting that occurred in the Wheaton area on Friday, May 13.  Detectives are releasing photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

On Friday, May 13 at approximately 8:45 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received several calls for a shooting that had just occurred on Layhill Road between Georgia Avenue and Glenallen Avenue. 4th District officers located the adult male victim in the area; he was unharmed. Officers also located and recovered multiple shell casings.

Investigation has revealed that the victim was walking on the southbound sidewalk of Layhill Road approaching Georgia Avenue when he and the suspect became involved in an argument. The male suspect backed away from the victim and began walking on the sidewalk toward Glenallan Avenue.  As the suspect walked, he removed a silver handgun from his person and began shooting at the victim. The suspect then ran north on Layhill Road, firing two more shots over his shoulder at the victim.  The victim was not struck.  The suspect was last seen running away in the area of Glenallan Avenue.

The suspect is described as an African American male, approximately 5’11”, with a skinny build and short black hair.  He was wearing a blue jean jacket over a white tank top that had the letters “Ocean City” written in dark writing on it, black pants, and white and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this crime is asked to call the 4th District Investigative Section at (240) 773-5530.

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.

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