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Update: Two Suspects Arrested for Montgomery Village Homicide

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested Samuel Fayomi Brown, age 20, of the 7000 block of Highview Terrace in Hyattsville and Tierek Ty Jay Thomas, age 20, of the 1300 block of 5th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., for the February 10 homicide of Wassi Harron Raheem Young, age 20, of Vermont Avenue in Hyattsville.

On Friday, February 10 at approximately 2:02 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received multiple 9-1-1 calls for a shooting that had just occurred in the 8500 block of Hawk Run Terrace.  Officers from the 6th District and Fire and Rescue personnel responded and located Wassi Young in the parking lot area of the neighborhood suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Young succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Detectives obtained arrest warrants for Brown and Thomas and arrested them this afternoon (March 9) at separate locations in Prince George’s County.  Brown and Thomas were transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) where they were charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Brown and Thomas were ordered to be held on bond.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional details will be released by the Department at this time.


Samuel Fayomi BrownSamuel Fayomi Brown (Original Image)
Tierek Ty Jay ThomasTierek Ty Jay Thomas (Original Image)

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Release ID: 17-076
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: homicide