Update: Two Suspects Charged in Bethesda Shooting

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section have arrested and charged David Orlando Montalvo, age 23, of an unconfirmed address, and Lucas Austin Graves, age 28, of an unconfirmed address, with attempted murder, assault, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, for the March 9 shooting which occurred in the parking lot of the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda.

At approximately 7:08 pm on Friday, March 9, 2nd District officers responded to a parking lot located at the Westfield Montgomery Mall (7101 Democracy Boulevard) for the report of the sound of shots fired.  Officers located evidence of a shooting to include shell casings and parked vehicles that had been struck by a bullet(s).  No shooting victim(s) were located at that time.

The investigation by detectives determined that two groups comprised of two males each became involved in a verbal argument that appeared to have started off of mall property.  Detectives determined that the verbal argument between the groups then continued to the area of a mall parking lot where the two suspects, now identified as Montalvo and Graves, fired shots at the two adult male victims.  Montalvo, Graves, and the victims then fled from the area.

Through investigation, detectives identified the two and spoke with them about the incident.  Investigators identified Montalvo and Graves as the two suspects who had each fired a handgun at the two victims.

On March 19, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Graves charging him with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.  On April 11, Graves was arrested on the strength of that warrant and is being held without bond.

On April 12, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Montalvo charging him with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.  On April 18, Montalvo was arrested on the strength of that warrant and ordered to be held without bond.

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David Orlando Montalvo

Lucas Austin Graves

Detectives Investigate Shooting in Bethesda

Update: March 10, 2018 – Detectives do not believe that this shooting was a random event; investigators believe that the shooting involved only the subjects who engaged in the verbal argument that occurred before the shooting.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District are investigating a shooting that occurred tonight in a parking lot of the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda.  At this time, there are no reported victims.

At approximately 7:08 pm on Friday, March 9, 2nd District officers responded to a parking lot located at the Westfield Montgomery Mall (7101 Democracy Boulevard) for the report of the sound of shots fired.  Officers located evidence of a shooting to include shell casings and parked vehicles that had been struck by a bullet(s).  Witnesses to the incident were interviewed.  No shooting victim(s) were located.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that two groups comprised of two males each became involved in a verbal argument that appears to have started off of mall property.  The verbal argument between the groups then continued to the area of a mall parking lot where shots were fired by one or more of the subjects.  The subjects then fled from the area.

Investigators continue to investigate this shooting.  Anyone with information is urged to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.  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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Detectives Investigate Shooting in Burtonsville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting that occurred this morning in Burtonsville. Investigators believe that this was not a random event and there may be some prior association between the suspect(s) and the victim.

On Monday, February 26 at approximately 8:50 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Station located at 13900 Old Columbia Pike for the report of a 17-year-old male who walked into the fire station and reported that he had been shot.  The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim, a student at Paint Branch High school, stated to investigators that he had been at the high school located at 14121 Old Columbia Pike but left the school to purchase an item at a nearby convenience store.   The victim was walking back to the school when he heard a gunshot and realized that he had been struck.  Detectives determined that the victim suffered a graze wound to his cheek and ear.

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 this shooting is 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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Detectives Investigate Shooting in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting that occurred this morning in Silver Spring.

On Wednesday, February 14 at approximately 6:17 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the area of the 8500 block of Piney Branch Road for the report of an assault that had just occurred.

Upon arrival, first responders located a 40-year-old male outside of 8550 Piney Branch Road who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body.  The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim stated to investigators that he was outside of his vehicle when he was approached from behind by the unknown suspect.  The victim stated that the suspect pressed a handgun against his side, the gun discharged, and the suspect then fled from the area.

This shooting remains an open investigation.  Detectives are working to obtain a description of the suspect and more information will be released once it has been confirmed.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is 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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Update: Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Suspects Involved in Germantown Double Shooting; Surveillance Video Released

Suspects in a double shooting that occurred on December 12, 2017 in the 19600 block of Gunners Branch Road.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Investigative Section continue to investigate the December 12 double shooting that occurred in Germantown.

Detectives have obtained video surveillance from a business in the 19600 block of Gunners Branch Road that investigators believe captured the two suspects prior to the shooting.  Today, detectives are releasing that video and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

On Tuesday, December 12 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for the reports of two persons who had been shot in the area of the 19600 block of Gunners Branch Road.

Upon arrival, first responders located the two victims inside a food establishment.  The two victims had fled from the suspects, seeking shelter in the fast-food restaurant.  A 26-year-old male was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body and a 27-year-old male was suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body.  Both victims were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This remains an active investigation. Detectives believe that this was not a random event and there is some prior association between the suspect(s) and the victims.

Anyone with information regarding this double shooting is urged to call the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237.  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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