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October 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

No Charges for MCPD Officer Who Shot, Killed Knife-Wielding Man 

No charges will be filed against Montgomery County Police Sgt. David Cohen, who shot and killed Finan Berhe in White Oak on May 7, 2020. When an officer-involved shooting resulting in injury or death occurs in Montgomery or Howard counties, the other county’s State’s Attorney’s Office reviews the incident. Investigators from Howard County determined Berhe’s […]

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August 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two Adults Injured in Silver Spring Shooting

Two adults were shot Saturday night in Silver Spring, the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) said.  Police said on Twitter that officers responded around 8:50 p.m. to a local hospital for an adult male and female, each with a gunshot wound. The wounds are not life-threatening, MCPD said.  After a preliminary investigation, MCPD believes the […]

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August 7, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Germantown Man Pleads Guilty to 2015 Murder of Transgender Woman

A Germantown man has pleaded guilty to the 2015 killing of a transgender woman. The plea comes nearly five years after Deandre Smith, 21, who had been living as Zella Ziona, was shot in the head in an alleyway in Gaithersburg. Rico LeBlond, 25, was twice charged in connection with the shooting. In the first […]

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July 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting at Vehicle on Beltway, Police Say

Maryland State Police (MSP) announced Wednesday they arrested and charged a man for shooting at a truck while traveling on the Capital Beltway in Silver Spring. Michael Andre Holmes, 25, of Annapolis is accused of the crime and is charged with first and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment from a car. In a statement Monday […]

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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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June 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Shooting in Silver Spring May Have Targeted Group of Black Men

A shooting in Silver Spring Monday is being investigated by the Maryland National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division. According to police, there is no evidence that anyone was struck. However, they believe the shooting may not have been random. An unknown shooter fired approximately seven to eight rounds toward five unidentified black males at Edgewood […]

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May 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Conducting Homicide Investigation After Wheaton Shooting

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives are conducting a homicide investigation after a shooting in Wheaton on Tuesday, according to a police statement.  https://t.co/0OvG5Q2yRZ — Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) May 27, 2020 At about 7:07 a.m. on Tuesday, officers were sent to the 2300 block of Glenmont Circle and found 29-year-old Francisco Anton […]

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May 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Investigating Germantown Shooting

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives are investigating a Germantown shooting that occurred last week. On May 20, officers found a 29-year-old male in a parking lot with a gunshot wound, according to a police statement. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Officers found the male after getting a report of a […]

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May 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Release Body Camera Footage From Fatal White Oak Shooting

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) released body camera footage from Thursday’s fatal shooting in White Oak, where an officer shot a knife-wielding man.  Sgt. David Cohen shot Finan Berhe, 30, of the 1500 block of Hadden Manor Court in White Oak, a statement from MCPD says. The officer can be heard on the video […]

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February 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Detectives Involved in Shooting of Suspect in Virginia Beach

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives were helping a U.S. Marshals Task Force this morning in Virginia Beach, Virginia when a confrontation with a suspect resulted in detectives using deadly force, according to a press release from MCPD. The suspect was shot and died at the scene. According to a press release from the Virginia […]

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