UPDATE: Teen Found Dead in Fairland Area; Police Begin Homicide Investigation

Update (June 24, 10:25 a.m.) Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department are investigating the homicide of 18-year-old Kennedy Merrit-Millit of Rockville. Investigators say they do not believe this is a random incident.

On Tuesday, officers responded to the report of a shooting in the Fairland area shortly after 11:00 p.m. Merrit-Millit was found lying on the ground at the intersection of Greencastle Road and Turbridge Drive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers tried lifesaving measures on Merrit-Millit until Fire and Rescue personnel arrived. Merrit-Millit was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, according to an MCPD press release.

Authorities say this remains an active and ongoing homicide investigation.

MCPD urges anyone with information about this homicide or involved suspect(s) to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online or via the P3 Tips app.

Original Post (June 23, 11:00 a.m.) A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead on Greencastle Road near Turbrudge Drive in the Fairland area on Tuesday night, according to Montgomery County Police.

Officers responded to a dispatch call for a possible shooting shortly after 11:00 p.m.

Authorities have not yet released any further information regarding what led to the man’s death. This story is developing.

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