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Kensington Homicide Suspect Found Dead

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section continue to investigate a shooting death that occurred this morning in Kensington.  Detectives are investigating this death as a homicide.

During the course of the investigation, police received information that the suspect, Philip Joseph Gilberti, may be inside a residence in the 800 block of Fordham Street in Rockville.  Tonight, at approximately 10:30 p.m., police made entry into the residence and located Gilberti deceased as a result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

It was this morning at approximately 9:39 a.m. that 2nd District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Knowles Avenue for a report of a shooting.  Upon their arrival, officers discovered an adult female deceased in the roadway as a result of a gunshot wound.

The victim has been identified as Heather Lynn McGuire, age 36, of Rockville.

Gilberti was identified as the suspect in McGuire’s death.  Investigators believe that Gilberti and McGuire were involved in a relationship with each other.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Homicide/Sex section at 240-773-5070.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Release ID: 12-010
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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