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Police Investigate Home Invasion Shooting

For Immediate Release: Monday, November 10, 2014


Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating a shooting that occurred on Pear Tree Court last night.

On Sunday November 9th,  at approximately 9:12 pm, 4th District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to an apartment in the 3500 block of Pear Tree Court in the Bel Pre area for the report of a shooting that had just occurred.  Once officers arrived to the apartment they located a 26-year-old male who had been shot in the shoulder.

Preliminary investigation by detectives has revealed that two suspects, one armed with a handgun,  forced entry through a door into the apartment, while a third suspect acted as a lookout.  Five victims were at home, including two small children. The armed suspects demanded money from the occupants. During the robbery a struggle ensued between one of the suspects and the victims resulting in the 26 year old male victim being shot.  The victims were able to restrain the suspect until the police arrived.  The other two suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The victim was transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was transported to a local area hospital for injuries he received during the struggle with the the victims.  He is identified as Barrington Dean Watts, age 30 of the 3000 block of Spaulding Avenue in Baltimore.  Watts is being charged with attempt murder, armed robbery, 1st degree assault, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

At this time, detectives believe there may be some association between the suspects and residents.

Anyone who has information regarding this shooting and/or the suspects involved is asked to contact the Robbery Section at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.

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Release ID: 14-416
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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