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Update: Second Suspect Arrested for Germantown Homicide

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested Furl John Williams, age 24, of the 400 block of Brentwood Drive in Fort Washington, for the homicide of 19-year-old Amaru Amir Santos Johnson that occurred on April 29 inside of a home in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way in Germantown.  The first suspect, Eric lee, age 23, was arrested on May 4 for this homicide.  Detectives do not believe that this homicide was random.

On Saturday, April 29 at approximately 12:55 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for a shooting that had just occurred at a residence in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way.  Officers from the 5th District along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the home and located two adult male victims and two adult female victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  One of the victims, identified as Johnson, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The three remaining victims were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore ruled Johnson’s manner of death as a homicide by gunshot wound.

The investigation by detectives determined that shortly after midnight on April 29, Lee and Williams robbed two victims at gunpoint in the parking lot of the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way.  The robbery victims fled to the home where the shooting ultimately occurred.

A short time later, Johnson and two other subsequent shooting victims were standing outside of the home on Kitchen House Way when Lee and Williams arrived at the house (Johnson and the two other subsequent shooting victims had been called to the home in reference to the earlier robbery).  Upon approaching the front door to the home, Williams immediately shot one of the victims in the leg.  Johnson and a third victim attempted to flee inside of the residence where they were also shot by Williams.  A fourth victim was also shot by Williams inside of the home.  After the shooting, Lee and Williams fled from the home.

During the on-scene investigation of this homicide, detectives located an unoccupied stolen vehicle in the 13300 block of Queenstown Lane in Germantown.  The vehicle had been reported as stolen on April 17 during an armed carjacking in Prince George’s County.  Detectives searched the vehicle and located property taken from the victims during the armed robbery that had occurred on Kitchen House Way.   Detectives also recovered latent fingerprints from the inside of the vehicle that were determined to belong to Williams.

Several of the victims of the armed robbery and home invasion that resulted in the homicide of Johnson positively identified Eric Anthony Lee as one of the suspects involved in these crimes.  On May 4, Lee was arrested on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant that charged him with first-degree murder and home invasion.

On May 4, an arrest warrant was issued for Williams, charging him with first-degree murder and home invasion.

On May 9, Williams was arrested in Prince George’s County for a homicide that occurred in their jurisdiction.  Williams is currently being held without bond in Montgomery County.


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Release ID: 17-135
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: homicide