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UPDATE: Suspect in Germantown Homicide Held Without Bond

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 4, 2015

UpdateDonald Wayne Bicker, Jr., held for the murder of Mariam Folashade Adebayo, has been released from the hospital and has appeared before a court commissioner. He is currently being held without bond and will have a bond review tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Rockville. He is being charged with first degree murder.

On June 1st, at approximately 7:33 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received multiple calls for a shooting in the parking lot in front of the Target located at 20908 N. Frederick Road in Germantown.  Officers responded to the area and located Adebayo in the parking lot suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. 


At the scene, multiple witnesses observed an altercation in a vehicle between Adebayo and Bricker.  Witnesses stated that at some point during the altercation, Adebayo exited the vehicle to get away from Bricker.  The suspect then exited the vehicle holding a handgun.  Bricker fired the gun in the direction of Adebayo and she fell to the ground.  Bricker was then observed walking up to Adebayo and shooting her again.  Bricker then fled from the scene in a white, older model, Ford Ranger pickup truck.


The description of Bricker’s vehicle was broadcast via the police radio.  An off-duty officer located Bricker’s vehicle.  The vehicle failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit was initiated.


At approximately 8:12 p.m., in the area of the 15800 block of Darnestown Road (Route 28), the suspect's vehicle was involved in a single-vehicle collision; officers arrested the suspect.  The suspect was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries that he sustained in the collision.


Interviews with the victim’s family and friends revealed that Adebayo and Bricker had been dating for approximately six months and had recently ended the relationship.


This remains an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this event is asked to call the Department at 301-279-8000 (24 hour line).  Callers may remain anonymous.


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Release ID: 15-169
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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