UPDATED: Man Fatally Shot at Wheaton Metro Parking Garage (VIDEO)

wheatonhomicideMontgomery County police have identified the man who was fatally shot on the third level of the Wheaton Metro parking garage, 11171 Georgia Avenue, on Tuesday night and officers say two teens have been charged with his murder.

Police identified the victim as Eric Melgar, age 20, of Silver Spring. Police have also identified the suspects, who are charged with first degree murder in this case, as 19-year-old Douglas Chase of Washington, D.C. and 18-year-old Brent Sanderson of Rockville.

According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates the victim had become involved in a confrontation with two suspects inside the garage. One of the suspects produced a handgun and began firing at the victim, police said. The suspects fled from the garage on foot, according to police.

Fourth District patrol officers located two individuals in the vicinity who were later determined to be the suspects involved in the shooting incident. A firearm was recovered in the possession of the suspects, police said. Any relationship between the victim and suspects and the nature of the confrontation and motive for the shooting remain under investigation.

Anyone who has not already spoken with detectives and either witnessed last night’s incident or has any other information that could advance this investigation is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Callers can remain anonymous.

The investigation is ongoing, said Lt. Jennifer McNeal of the Montgomery County Police Department. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

UPDATED: Man Fatally Shot at Wheaton Metro Parking Garage (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County police have identified the man who was fatally shot on the third level of the Wheaton Metro parking garage, 11171 Georgia Avenue, on Tuesday night and officers say two teens have been charged with his murder. Police identified the victim as Eric Melgar, age 20, of Silver Spring. Police have also identified the […]

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Navarro Releases a Statement on Wheaton Shooting

MoCo Council President Nancy Navarro

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro released a statement on July 15 about the fatal shooting at the Wheaton Metro Garage that happened last night. Montgomery County police say a man was fatally shot and confirmed that two suspects are in custody. Read Navarro’s statement below: My heart goes out to the family of the victim […]

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Aline Barros

About Aline Barros

Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at Abarros@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.

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