Detectives Investigate Germantown Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the shooting of three victims and the homicide of a fourth victim that occurred inside of a residence this morning in Germantown.

On Saturday, April 29 at approximately 12:55 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for a shooting that had just occurred inside of a residence in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way.  Officers from the 5th District along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded and located two adult male victims and two adult female victims at the home suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  One male victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The three remaining victims were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

This homicide investigation is continuing and detectives urge anyone who may have information to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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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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Edward Jones

Jeremy Smith

Concern For Missing Gaithersburg Woman, Silver Alert Activated

UPDATE: Kyoko Ikari has been located.  She is safe and unharmed.  Police and family thank the media and the public for their assistance in publicizing this case. 

Detectives with the 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Gaithersburg woman.

Kyoko Ikari, 88 years old, was last seen this afternoon (Thursday) at approximately 3:00 p.m., when she drove and dropped off family members for an appointment in the 800 block of Quince Orchard Boulevard.  Ikari is described as being 5′ tall and weighing approximately 100 pounds.  She has white or grey hair, brown eyes, and normally wears glasses.  A clothing description cannot be confirmed at this time.  Ikari may be exhibiting early signs of dementia.

Ikari is believed to be driving a tan Honda Accord with Maryland tags MWN 025.  A Silver Alert has been activated for Ikari and the tan Honda.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kyoko Ikari is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

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Juvenile Charged with Silver Spring Stabbing

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating an assault and stabbing of a 14-year-old female by a 14-year-old male that occurred this afternoon near a public bus stop in Silver Spring.

On Thursday, April 27 at approximately 3:11 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area of East Franklin Avenue at University Boulevard East for an assault and stabbing of a juvenile female by a juvenile male whom the victim knew.

Officers arrived at the scene and located the victim who was suffering from a stab wound.  The suspect had fled from the area on foot.  The victim provided the suspect’s description to officers.  A 3rd District officer observed the suspect walking in the area and took him into custody.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim may have been stabbed with a knife.

The 14-year-old suspect is being charged as a juvenile with first-degree assault.   He was released to the custody of his parents.

NOTE: The name and photograph of the suspect is not being released due to his age.

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Detectives Charge Suspect with Rape and Robbery

Antonio Devon Kamara

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division have arrested and charged Antonio Devon Kamara, age 33, of an unconfirmed address, with the first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and robbery of a 32-year-old female.  Kamara committed these offenses yesterday afternoon on Castle Boulevard.

On Wednesday, April 26 at approximately 2:27 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from a resident who reported that a woman had flagged him down in the 13800 block of Castle Boulevard and said that she had been raped.

3rd District officers responded to that area of Castle Boulevard and located the victim.  The victim stated to the officers that she had been walking on the sidewalk in that area of Castle Boulevard and was talking on her cell phone when the suspect approached her from behind.  The suspect attempted to talk to her, and she did not respond.  The suspect grabbed the victim from behind, took her cell phone, and pushed the victim into a wooded area off of Castle Boulevard.  The victim began screaming for help and the suspect threatened to kill her if she did not remain quiet.  The suspect then sexually assaulted the victim and stole money from the victim’s purse before fleeing on foot.

The victim provided the suspect’s description to officers.  A 3rd District officer observed an individual, later identified as Kamara, who matched the suspect’s description walking in that area of Castle Boulevard.  The officer attempted to stop Kamara but he fled on foot as the officer approached.

Officers pursued Kamara on foot into a wooded area where he was taken into custody.  The victim positively identified Kamara as the person who had sexually assaulted her.

Kamara was transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree rape, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, robbery, theft less than $100.00, and kidnapping.  Kamara was ordered to be held without bond.

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