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Two Montgomery County Men Charged in Alleged Drug Deal Murder of D.C. Man (PHOTOS)

Two Montgomery County men were charged with first-degree murder in the January death of a D.C. man.

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Damien Lee

Montgomery County Police arrested Damien Jamaal Lee, 36, of the 3000 block of Quail Hollow Terrace in Brookeville and Delton Alex Brown, 31, of the 1100 block of West Side Drive in Gaithersburg, for the January 24 homicide of Wei Wu, 46, of the 400 block of K Street NW in Washington, D.C. Both men face a charge of first-degree murder.

According to the police news release, at approximately 12:35 a.m. on Sunday, January 25, the Emergency Communications Center received a call from a passerby who reported that a person appeared to be slumped over the wheel of a vehicle that was parked in an apartment complex lot located at Whispering Pines Drive and Weeping Willow Court.

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Delton Brown

Officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the area and located Wu in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Police said he appeared to have been shot. The Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds and that the manner of death to be homicide, according to the release.

According to the report, investigators located cocaine and marijuana in Wu’s vehicle. Police said investigators also found currency, cocaine, and marijuana in Wu’s home, in quantities consistent with drug distribution.

Through investigation, Lee and Brown were identified as suspects. Police said the investigation indicates that Lee and Brown arranged to meet Wu in the Bel Pre area to purchase three and a half pounds of marijuana from him. During the transaction, Wu was shot and killed and Lee and Brown allegedly divided the marijuana, according to police.

Brown was arrested on Feb. 10 and Lee was arrested on Feb. 12. Both are being held without bond.

Krista Brick

About Krista Brick

Krista Brick is a multi-media journalist with Montgomery Community Media.


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