April 11 Pedestrian Collision in Rockville Now Fatal

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a now-fatal pedestrian collision that occurred on Thursday, April 11 in Rockville. The pedestrian, identified as Huo K Li, age 83, of the 11400 block of Duryea Drive in Potomac, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Yesterday (Wednesday, April 17), Li succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

On Thursday, April 11 at approximately 2:24 p.m., 1st District officers, Rockville City Police Department officers, and fire and rescue personnel responded to the parking lot of 650 Hungerford Drive for the report of a serious collision involving a pedestrian.

The preliminary investigation by officers revealed that a 2017 Audi Q5 was exiting the parking lot of 650 Hungerford Drive when for reasons still under investigation, the Audi Q5 collided with Li.

The driver of the Audi Q5, identified as Christina Kueichih Lin, age 52, of the 500 block of Longhorn Crescent in Derwood, was not injured in the collision.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.


Concern for Missing Germantown Woman

Asia Monet Prather

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are asking the public for help in locating a missing Germantown woman.

Asia Monet Prather, age 18, was last seen by family at 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16 when she left her Tilford Court home as a passenger in a white, Toyota sedan with Maryland temporary tags. Family has been unable to contact her since that time.

Prather is described as an African-American female, 5’ 2” tall, and weighing 134 pounds.  She has brown hair and brown eyes.  Prather was last seen wearing a black jacket over a multi-color shirt and black leggings.

Prather’s family reports that she functions at a middle-school level, and police and family members are concerned for her welfare.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Asia Monet Prather is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).


Son Charged with Abuse of 85-Year-Old Father

George McGrath IV

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Elder/Vulnerable Adult Abuse Unit have charged George McGrath IV, age 55, of the 3000 block of Regina Drive in Silver Spring, with causing abuse to his 85-year-old father.

On Monday, April 15, detectives were contacted by Montgomery County Adult Protective Services (APS) about possible elder abuse that had occurred a week prior.  Investigators responded to a local hospital and met with the victim while he was being treated for injuries.

The investigation by detectives determined that McGrath IV is the primary caretaker for the victim and that several days prior, McGrath IV had assaulted the victim multiple times while the two were in the victim’s home.  During the assault, the victim sustained a head injury and was bleeding.  McGrath IV made no attempt to summon medical aid for the victim.

The investigation further determined that a few days after the assault had occurred, friends who were concerned for the victim had responded to his home to check on him.  The friends stated to detectives that they observed a cut on the victim’s head and that he had extensive bruising about his arms and head.  The victim told the friends that McGrath IV had assaulted him a few days prior.  The victim’s friends immediately took the victim to a local hospital for treatment.  The victim’s friends further reported to detectives that they observed that the interior of the victim’s home was not being maintained and that there was minimal food in the refrigerator.

On Tuesday, April 16, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for McGrath IV, charging him with one count of vulnerable adult abuse of a family member, reckless endangerment, and second-degree assault.  McGrath IV was arrested that same day and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was released after posting a $5,000 bond.


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.



Germantown Man Arrested after Officers Intervene in Attempted Murder Incident

Zain Imdad

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division have arrested a Germantown man  for Attempted 1st Degree Murder and additional charges related to an incident that occurred on April 15, 2019, in Germantown.

On April 15, the suspect, identified as Zain Imdad, age 28. of Germantown, entered a residence in the 14000 block of Jump Drive in Germantown, where the female adult victim was residing.  The victim had a protective order against Imdad, with whom she had a previous relationship.  Imdad proceeded to take the victim and other family members within the household hostage, threatening them with a handgun.  Imdad was allegedly distraught over the ending of the relationship with the victim, and informed the victim and other family members that he was going to kill everyone if the victim did not reconcile the relationship.  Imdad also told the victim and family that he would kill them if the police showed up and then shoot the police.  One of the family members was able to notify police of the incident via the Emergency Communications Systems (911).

Officers from the 5th District responded and evaluated the situation.  Though facing an armed suspect threatening to kill the victim and family, officers placed themselves in peril by making immediate entry and confronting Imdad, who was now holding the victim with a knife to her throat.  Officers were able to wrestle the weapon away from Imdad, arrest him, and free the victim and her family.

Zain Imdad Equipment

Further investigation found that Imdad had brought a backpack with him to the residence containing a suicide intention note, a black replica handgun, a fixed blade knife, duct tape, five pairs of handcuffs, para-cord, and bottles containing an unknown substance.  Imdad had told the victim and family that we was planning to kill them then drink poison.  The substance in the bottles was removed and being analyzed for their content.

Without the assistance of the family members and the immediate action by the responding officers, the outcomes achieved during this incident could have been very different.

Zain Imdad was charged with the following:

  • Attempted 1st Degree Murder (5 counts)
  • Attempted 2nd Degree Murder (5 counts)
  • 1st Degree Assault (5 counts)
  • 2nd Degree Assault (5 counts)
  • Home Invasion
  • Violation of a Protection Order
  • Reckless Endangerment (5 counts)
  • Carrying a Concealed Dangerous Weapon
  • Possession of a Dangerous Weapon w/ Intent to Injure

Detectives are asking that anyone with additional information regarding Zain Imdad, should contact the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.