Montgomery County Police Officer Shot During Officer-Involved Shooting in Prince George’s County; Suspect Deceased

A Montgomery County police officer was shot yesterday, Tuesday, November 17, during an attempt by Montgomery County police officers to arrest a homicide suspect.

Yesterday, the Montgomery County Police Department received information that Shawn Lequin Braddy, a suspect of a homicide committed on Monday in Clay County, Florida, may be in Montgomery County.  Officers from the Repeat Offender Unit (ROU), who are also members of the U.S. Marshals Service – Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, began an investigation into Braddy’s possible whereabouts in Montgomery County.

ROU officers located Braddy, conducted surveillance, and at approximately 3:30 pm, attempted to arrest him in the 9500 block of Muirkirk Road in Laurel, Prince George’s County.  During this encounter, Braddy began to shoot at the Montgomery County police officers and the officers returned fire. One Montgomery County police officer was shot.  Braddy was shot and killed.

The officer who was shot is identified as Detective Donnie Oaks, a 20-year veteran of the Police Department.  He is currently assigned to the Special Investigations Division – ROU.  Detective Oaks underwent surgery last night and remains at a local hospital in stable condition.

The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Prince George’s County Police Department.  Additional questions about their investigation should be directed to that agency.

 

Suspect Arrested for Shooting and Attempted Murder in Gaithersburg

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.

Price Jr. is being held without bond.

Allen L. Price Jr.

Suspect Arrested for Shooting of Two Victims in White Oak Area; Charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District have arrested Justice Elliott, age 16, of Lyric Lane in Silver Spring, for the shooting of two victims in White Oak yesterday.  Elliott is being charged as an adult with offenses to include attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and firearm-related offenses.  This shooting is not random as one of the victims and the suspect are known to one another.

On Thursday, August 27, at approximately 2:05 p.m., officers responded to the 11500 block of Stewart Lane for the report of a shooting.  Officers located the two victims, an 82-year-old male and a 20-year-old male, inside of a vehicle; both victims were suffering from gunshot wounds.  Officers rendered aid to the victims to include applying tourniquets.  The victims were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Several of the vehicle’s windows had been shattered by bullets and several bullet holes were found on the vehicle.

Investigation by detectives has determined that the 20-year-old victim was walking on Stewart Lane with friends when he was approached by Elliott (who the victim was acquainted with) and another unknown male.  Elliott appeared to be holding a handgun and demanded money from the victim.  Elliott then went in the victim’s pockets and removed cash.  The victim fled to a vehicle in the area being driven by his 82-year-old family member and entered the passenger seat.  Elliott began to shoot at the vehicle, striking both victims, and then fled.  Officers at the scene located spent shell casings and an officer located a loaded handgun with an extended magazine in bushes near a path that Elliott used to flee the area.

Through investigation, Elliott was identified as the suspect and was arrested by officers at approximately 4:45 p.m. that day (August 27).  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit.

(Note: A mugshot of Elliott will not be released because he is a juvenile).

Recovered gun

Three Suspects Arrested for Germantown Shooting

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District have arrested three suspects with offenses related to the shooting of three victims that occurred last night in Germantown.  The three suspects arrested are: Sequan Markell Ashton, age 19, of Germantown, Jaheim Ronnell Hicks, age 17, of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, who has been charged as an adult, and Henry Emanuel Tamba, 20, of Germantown.

On Saturday, July 25, at approximately 8:08 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the area of the Gunners Branch Park located at 18509 Cinnamon Drive for the report of a shooting.  Officers located three victims, a 19-year-old female and two, 19-year old males, all suffering from at least one gunshot wound.  The victims were transported to local hospitals.  At the present time, the female is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.  The two males are in stable condition.

Investigation has determined that there was a cookout taking place at the park with multiple people in attendance, to include the suspects and victims.  During the cookout, a suspect, later identified as Hicks, shot the three victims.  Witnesses observed Hicks and two additional suspects, later identified as Ashton and Tamba, flee the area.  Witnesses were able to provide descriptions of the three suspects.

Approximately 20 minutes after the 911 call for the shooting, officers were dispatched to the area of the 18400 block of Allspice Drive for the report of three people running through a wooded area.  Officers responded to the area and located three males, identified as Ashton, Hicks, and Tamba, near the woodline.  The three suspects were arrested.  Officers searched the area and located a fanny pack containing a handgun in the wooded area between Cinnamon Drive and Allspice Drive.  Additional evidence of the shooting was located in the area.

During a police interview, Hicks made admissions of guilt and stated that the shooting resulted from an ongoing dispute.

The three suspects were transported to the Central Processing Unit.  Hicks was charged as an adult with three counts of attempted second-degree murder.  Ashton and Tamba were charged with being an accessory after the fact to first-degree assault.

Sequan Ashton

Henry Tamba

Note: A photograph of Hicks will not be released because he is a juvenile.

 

 

Detectives Continue to Investigate Series of Shootings in the Burtonsville Area

Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District detectives continue to investigate a series of shootings that have occurred in the Burtonsville area.  These shootings do not appear to be random.

Since March 2020, 3rd District officers have responded to 23 calls for service in the Burtonsville area for non-fatal shooting incidents where an injury occurred and/or ballistic evidence was recovered.  Of those 23 incidents, 19 incidents occurred between March 27th and May 30th.

As a direct response to the shootings, Commander Francke (Commander of the 3rd District Station), increased the police presence in the area as the 3rd District Investigative Section followed up on investigative leads.  These combined efforts resulted in only 4 non-fatal shooting incidents occurring (a 78.9% decrease) since the end of May.

Third District investigators continue to follow up on leads and continue to ask that anyone with information about these shootings or the identities of the suspect(s) involved contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case. Callers may remain anonymous.