Police Say Female Threatened Juvenile with Handgun in Silver Spring

Via Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD).

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives released witness cell phone video as they continue to investigate a Jan. 16 first-degree assault with a handgun in downtown Silver Spring, a police statement says.

According to the statement, the incident occurred following a traffic dispute around 2:25 p.m. Police say their investigation found that a male juvenile skateboarder, the victim, got into a verbal dispute with a passing driver. The driver stopped, exited her vehicle and began arguing with the male in the street as a crowd formed, MCPD said.

At the time, the two female suspects were walking on Ellsworth Drive; one approached the victim and involved herself in the dispute, police said. The second went to the red Volvo parked nearby and drove it close to where the incident was occurring. She gave a handgun to the first female suspect, who threatened the victim with it.

MCPD asks anyone with relevant information to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870. Those who want to be anonymous can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-8477, or submit a tip online or through Crime Solvers’ app.

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About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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