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July 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Mother of 21-Year-Old Killed by Police Speaks Out

Rhonda LeRoux says Montgomery County Police failed to de-escalate the situation that ended in officers fatally shooting her son, 21-year-old Ryan LeRoux. LeRoux was killed by Montgomery County Police (MCPD) officers July 16. Police said they were called to a Gaithersburg McDonald’s for a report that LeRoux was in the drive-thru refusing to pay for […]

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July 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Release Body Camera Footage from July 16 Fatal Shooting of Gaithersburg Man 

Montgomery County Police held a press conference Tuesday to review officer body camera footage from the July 16 fatal shooting of 21-year-old Ryan LeRoux at a McDonald’s restaurant in Gaithersburg. According to police, a person called 911 to report LeRoux was in a McDonald’s drive-thru on Flower Hill Way refusing to pay for his food […]

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February 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Richard Montgomery Student Killed While Helping a Friend

The suspect arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Richard Montgomery High School student Feb. 6 told Howard County Police that he shot Simeon Mbuyu Mukuna, because “he felt as though the victim was looking at him with malice and thought the victim was going to try to harm him.” He also told […]

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October 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Court Hearing Set For Possible Release Of Police Camera Footage in Lemp Shooting

In yet another attempt to view possible police body camera footage of the fatal shooting of a Potomac man on March 12, the conservative, nonpartisan foundation Judicial Watch has filed a request in the Maryland Circuit Court for the release of the camera footage. In an Oct. 22 news release, Judicial Watch announced it has […]

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July 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Damascus Man Faces Homicide Charges in Connection to His Father’s Death

Update (July 22): A Damascus man has been arrested and charged for fatally shooting his father Tuesday morning. Montgomery County Police Department issued a statement Wednesday afternoon saying 24-year-old Jesse Jimenez of Damascus has been charged “with the first-degree murder of his father, 46-year-old Macklin Jimenez.” Both men lived in the same household on Gue […]

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May 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay and Suzanne Pollak

Updated: Teenage Victim Identified in Aspen Hill Homicide

Updated Information: Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department are still investigating a fatal shooting that happened in the Aspen Hill area on Hewitt Avenue last week. The victim has recently been identified as 19-year-old Robert George Dockery. Authorities say no suspects have been arrested, and this investigation remains ongoing. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Original Post:  A 19-year-old man died […]

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May 8, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPD Identify Man Killed by Police Thursday

Montgomery County Police identified the man shot by police Thursday afternoon in White Oak. Finan H. Berhe, 30, of the 1500 block of Haddon Manor Court, died of his injuries after being transported to the hospital. According to police, 3rd District officers went to the block where Berhe resided after receiving a call that a […]

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April 3, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Gaithersburg Man Kills Wife and Neighbor, Later Kills Himself

A man killed two people in a shooting in Mt. Airy yesterday afternoon, and the suspect is dead as well, police say. Police responded to the 7900 block of Bennett Branch Road in Mt. Airy at around 2:50 p.m. for reports of shots fired. When they arrived at the scene, they found 18-year-old Noah Homayouni, […]

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March 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Potomac Man Fatally Shot by Police Officer

A member of the Montgomery County Police tactical unit fatally shot a Potomac man early Thursday morning while in the act of serving the 21-year-old with a warrant. Members of the MCPD’s Special Operations Division – Tactical Unit were in the process of serving what they called a “high-risk warrant” related to firearms offenses at […]

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January 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Investigate Fatal Christmas Morning Shooting in Damascus

Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Christmas morning in Damascus. According to a police statement, investigators are treating the case as a domestic-related homicide. Germantown district officers responded to the incident—which occurred at the home located in the 28900 block of Kempton Road in Damascus—on Dec. 25 […]

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