A Rockville man was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 20 years for first-degree murder at Red Roof Inn on Shady Grove Road.
35-year-old Sergey Danshin was convicted by a jury on January 13 for first-degree murder and related handgun charges for the death of 39-year-old Javier Gonzalez-Mena.
According to Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, Danshin and co-defendant, Micah Clemons, knocked on the door of a room at the Red Roof Inn where Gonzalez-Mena was staying on June 22, 2022. After a confrontation, Danshin left the room returning minutes later to ambush Gonzalez-Mena.
Danshin then fatally shot Gonzalez-Mena. Gonzalez-Mena’s girlfriend held his hand as he was shot and fell to the ground. Danshin took her to the get-away car, where he removed a facial covering revealing his identity. The girlfriend recognized him. Later she called 911 and Danshin, Clemons and the get-away driver, Willman Quintanilla, were arrested.
Clemons pled guilty on January 13 to first-degree assault and firearm charges. He was sentenced to 15 years suspended, with five years to serve and five years supervised probation upon release. Quintanilla pled guilty to accessory after the fact to first-degree murder on January 3. He was sentenced to 10 years suspended with four years to serve and five years supervised probation upon release.