Two Teenagers Charged in Germantown Shooting Homicide 

A 14-year-old and 15-year-old have been arrested and charged in a fatal shooting last month in Germantown, according to the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD).

Malik Hney, 15, of Kensington and Justin Acosta, 14, of Germantown were arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder after 20-year-old Taon Lamont Cline of Frederick was killed on April 22, per a release from police. They are both charged as adults.

At about 10:50 p.m. April 22, officers responded to the 19500 block of Gunners Branch Road for a reported shooting. They found Cline with multiple gunshot wounds and immediately began lifesaving efforts. Cline was pronounced dead on the scene. Hney and Acosta were identified as suspects through investigation, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing. MCPD asks anyone with information to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or reach Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers can be anonymous.

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