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Two Suspects Arrested for Bel Pre Area Homicide

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 20, 2015

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Major Crimes Division have arrested Damien Jamaal Lee, age 36, of the 3000 block of Quail Hollow Terrace in Brookeville and Delton Alex Brown, age 31, of the 1100 block of West Side Drive in Gaithersburg, for the January 24 homicide of Wei Wu, age 46, of the 400 block of K Street NW in Washington, D.C.  Both suspects have been charged with first- degree murder.

At approximately 12:35 a.m. on Sunday, January 25, the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received a call from a passerby who reported that a person appeared to be slumped over the wheel of a vehicle that was parked in an apartment complex lot located at Whispering Pines Drive and Weeping Willow Court.

Officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the area and located Wei Wu in the driver’s seat of a vehicle; he appeared to have been shot.  The Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds and that the manner of death to be homicide.

During the investigation, investigators located cocaine and marijuana in Wu's vehicle.  Investigators also located currency, cocaine, and marijuana in Wu's residence, in quantities consistent with drug distribution.

Through investigation, Lee and Brown were identified as suspects.  Investigation indicates that Lee and Brown arranged to meet Wu in the Bel Pre area to purchase 3 and a half pounds of marijuana from him.  During the transaction, Wu was shot and killed and Lee and Brown divided the marijuana.

Brown was arrested on February 10 and Lee was arrested on February 12.  Both have been charged with first-degree murder and are being held without bond.

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Release ID: 15-048
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