Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Allen L. Price Jr, age 41, of Gaithersburg, with the attempted first-degree murder of his 45-year-old wife.
On Thursday, September 17, at approximately 10:18 a.m., 6th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a residence on Sandy Lake Drive for the report of a shooting that just occurred. Officers located the adult female victim in the home, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers immediately performed life-saving measures on the victim. Fire and Rescue personnel transported the victim to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
An investigation by detectives determined that family members, who were inside the home, heard a gunshot and went to the victim’s bedroom. The family members found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound and observed Price Jr. jumping out of the second-story window and fleeing.
Responding officers, including K9 officers, officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, and the Maryland State Police helicopter, searched the surrounding areas for Price Jr. Approximately 90 minutes after the shooting, officers located Price Jr. hiding in a wooded area on Broadwater Drive in Gaithersburg. Price Jr. was arrested, and officers located a loaded handgun near where he was found.
Price Jr. was also charged with additional handgun-related offenses after it was determined that he was prohibited from possessing a firearm from a previous conviction.
Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police- 3rd District have arrested and charged David Granados, age 22, of Silver Spring, with offenses to include possession of a loaded handgun, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person (due to prior felony criminal convictions), and second-degree assault for assaulting an officer.
On September 1 at approximately 10:05 p.m., officers responded to the Giant grocery store located at 11221 New Hampshire Avenue in White Oak for the report of a shoplifting suspect in possession of a gun.
Officers spoke to a security employee at the store who stated that he believed the suspect, later identified as Granados, had a gun in his pants waistband. The security employee stated that he had observed Granados in the store and observed Granados attempting to steal store items by concealing them in his pants. As the security guard walked over to Granados to confront him, Granados removed the items from his pants and it was at that time that the security employee observed a gun in Granados’ waistband. The security guard called 911.
The security guard pointed out Granados, who had just made a purchase, and officers stopped him. Officers did not find a gun on Granados, but while officers spoke with him, a store employee informed them that Granados had left the store for a brief time between the time police were called and officers responded. Officers searched the area and located a loaded handgun on the ground outside the store.
As officers attempted to place Granados under arrest, he began to fight and physically assault the two responding officers as he attempted to run away. As the two officers continued to attempt to place Granados under arrest, one of the officers activated his radio’s emergency button to alert other officers that they needed immediate assistance. With the help of additional responding officers, Granados was taken into custody.
Granados was transported to the Central Processing Unit and released on a $2,000 bond.
One officer was treated at a local hospital for injuries he sustained while placing Granados under arrest.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District Investigative Section have arrested and charged Donald Thomas-Gipson, age 31, of the 12000 block of Milton Street in Silver Spring, with assault charges related to an August 29 incident in which Thomas-Gipson assaulted an employee who was working in a Montgomery County Liquor and Wine store located in Potomac. Thomas-Gipson assaulted the store employee after the employee refused service to Thomas-Gipson’s friend for not wearing a face mask while inside the store.
On Saturday, August 29, at approximately 5:38 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to the Montgomery County Liquor and Wine store located at 10132 River Road for the report of an assault that had just occurred.
The investigation by detectives determined that approximately 5:30 p.m., an adult male had entered the liquor store while not wearing a face mask. A store employee told the male that he could not shop inside the store without a face covering. The male left the store and the suspect then entered the liquor store and asked why the employee refused service to his friend. The suspect then ran behind the counter and assaulted the store employee. After the assault, the suspect and the customer who was originally asked to leave the store fled in a vehicle. Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the liquor store and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.
During the investigation, detectives identified the suspect as Thomas-Gipson and obtained a warrant for his arrest charging him with first and second-degree assault.
This afternoon (Thursday, September 3), Thomas-Gipson was arrested on the strength of the warrant and transported to the Central Processing Unit. Bond information for Thomas-Gipson is not yet available.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating a robbery that occurred in the early morning of August 28 outside a home in Fairland. Investigators believe that the victims of this robbery were specifically targeted. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the three suspects committing the robbery and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.
On August 28, at approximately 6:11 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to a residence on Alpenhorn Way for the report of a robbery that had just occurred. The investigation by detectives determined that at approximately 5:54 a.m., the 70-year-old male victim and the 65-year-old female victim exited their home when they were immediately confronted and assaulted by three suspects. The suspects stole property from the victims and fled. The victims were not injured during this robbery.
Anyone with information regarding these suspects or this robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District have arrested and charged Andrew Jeon, age 28, of the 10200 block of Glen Chase Court in Fairfax, Virginia, with offenses related to Jeon burglarizing a home in the Glenmont area on August 2 and assaulting a 73-year-old woman who was inside the home. Officers also charged Jeon with committing offenses related to Jeon breaking into two vehicles after he committed the residential burglary and assault.
On Sunday, August 2 at approximately 8:35 a.m., 4th District officers responded to a residence in the 2200 block of Greenery Lane for the report of a burglary in progress. First responders located the victim inside the home suffering from trauma to her head. Fire and Rescue personnel transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.
The investigation by officers determined that the suspect, later identified as Jeon, entered the victim’s home, assaulted her, and then fled the residence on foot without stealing any property. A resident who lives nearby on Greenery Lane stated to officers that he was outside of his home when the suspect approached him and stated that he had just killed a woman. The resident observed that the suspect had blood on his hands. The suspect then fled the area. Officers obtained a description of the suspect from multiple witnesses who observed him in the area of Greenery Lane and officers began to look for the suspect.
Approximately two hours later, 4th District officers responded to the area of Connecticut Avenue and Independence Street in the Aspen Hill area for the report of a suspect who was attempting to break into vehicles. The description of this suspect matched the same description of the suspect from the earlier residential burglary and assault that had occurred on Greenery Lane. Responding officers located the suspect in the 13500 block of Connecticut Avenue and identified him as Jeon. Multiple witnesses identified Jeon as the suspect who committed that earlier residential burglary and assault on Greenery Lane.
Jeon was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with first-degree burglary, first and second-degree assault, destruction of property, and offenses related to Jeon attempting to break into multiple vehicles. Jeon is being held without bond.