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Update: Identities Released in Domestic Murder-Suicide; Investigation Continues

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Note to Media: Chief Manger will be available for individual interviews regarding this murder-suicide investigation promptly at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Public Safety Headquarters (100 Edison Park Drive in Gaithersburg).  Please call the Public Information Office as soon as possible at 240-773-5030 if your media outlet would like to interview the Chief at that time.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a double shooting as a domestic-related murder-suicide.

Yesterday at approximately 12:24 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to multiple reports of a shooting at the gas station located at the corner of Germantown Road (Route 118) and N. Frederick Road (Route 355) in Germantown.  First responders located an adult female and adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The male was deceased at the scene. The female was transported to a local trauma center where she succumbed to her injuries. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

The female victim is now being identified as Shakina Marie Perkins-Moody, age 34, of the 18200 block of Smoke House Court in Germantown.  The male suspect is being identified as Johnnie Perkins, age 42, of the same address. The victim and suspect were involved in a relationship, although detectives have not been able to confirm the victim and suspect's marital status.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that Shakina Perkins-Moody and Johnnie Perkins arrived at the gas station with the victim's 16-year-old daughter.  The daughter was sent into the store to pay for gas. The suspect and victim remained in the vehicle and became involved in an argument. The argument culminated with Johnnie Perkins shooting Shakina Perkins-Moody.

During this incident, an off-duty Montgomery County police officer in a marked cruiser was parked in a lot adjacent to the gas station.  The off-duty officer heard a shot and as he approached the vehicle, the male subject shot himself. No one else was injured. The off-duty officer did not discharge his firearm.

During this investigation, detectives noted that Johnnie Perkins had a long and extensive criminal history and had been arrested by Montgomery County Police as recently as July 12.  On July 12, a Montgomery County Police Officer was enforcing alcohol-related violations as part of an alcohol enforcement detail. At approximately 2:30 a.m., the officer stopped a vehicle driven by Perkins in the area of Interstate 270 North and Route 118 (Germantown Road).  During that stop, Perkins was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and also charged with handgun and drug possession offenses, after a gun and drugs were located in his vehicle.

In regard to the violent offense that occurred yesterday, Chief Manger stated, "Johnnie Perkins should not have been on the street and free to commit this murder.  He had an extensive criminal history, including recent firearms arrests and other violent crimes.  In 2012, he was sentenced to prison for at least eight years for major narcotics distribution offenses. Yet, over the last several months, he was arrested in our community for handgun, narcotics, and assault charges. Why wasn't he behind bars? " Chief Manger further explained, "The public fully understands the importance of diversion for minor offenses committed by non-violent offenders, but when dangerous individuals with extensive criminal histories do not face appropriate jail time, the public is unnecessarily put at risk as yesterday's tragic events demonstrate."


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Release ID: 15-241
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: press-releases