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Police Charge Germantown Man with Murder

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Montgomery County police officers have charged 20-year-old Rico Hector Leblond of Germantown with first degree murder. A bond hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday.

Leblond is charged  by police with the Oct. 15th death of Zella Ziona, a transgender woman, also known as DeAndre Smith.

Police said Ziona was shot multiple times in the service alley to the rear of a Montgomery Village shopping center.

According to police, investigators learned that Ziona and Leblond knew each other and had some degree of friendship prior to Ziona’s death.

No other details have been released to date.

Police Charge Germantown Man with Murder

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Montgomery County police officers have charged 20-year-old Rico Hector Leblond of Germantown with first degree murder. A bond hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday. Leblond is charged  by police with the Oct. 15th death of Zella Ziona, a transgender woman, also known as DeAndre Smith. Police said Ziona was shot multiple times in […]

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UPDATED: Police Continue to Investigate Fatal Shooting of 21-Year-Old

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UPDATED Oct. 16, 5:11 p.m. Homicide detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department continue to investigate the fatal shooting that occurred at a Montgomery Village shopping center on October 15. Police are now identifying the victim as a transgender female who identified herself as Zella Ziona. “This is a horrific crime and a tragedy for […]

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Police Investigate Shooting on Lost Knife Road

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UPDATED 9 p.m. Police are calling the shooting “a death investigation.” UPDATED 6:31 p.m. Montgomery County police officers are on the scene of a shooting in the 9600 block of Lost Knife Road. Police Spokesperson Rick Goodale said the call was reported at 5:49 p.m. today. At the scene, police found a victim with an […]

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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