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Norbeck Area Shooting Investigated as Domestic Murder and Suicide Attempt

For Immediate Release: Sunday, August 5, 2018

Update: August 8, 2018 -  Thomas "Greg" Willey, age 67, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital last night.  The Major Crimes Division continues to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police - Major Crimes Division are investigating a shooting that occurred in a parking lot on Norbeck Road, near the intersection of Georgia Avenue.  Investigation has revealed that the two subjects involved are father and son.  This shooting is being investigated as a domestic-related murder-attempt suicide.

On Saturday, August 4, at approximately 4:13 p.m., 4th District officers, along with Fire and Rescue personnel, responded to the Park and Ride commuter lot on Norbeck Road, a quarter mile east of Georgia Avenue, for the report of two persons shot inside of a vehicle. First responders located a gold Toyota Prius in the lot with two adult males in the front seats of the vehicle.  The males had apparent gunshot wounds; the male in the front passenger seat was deceased.  The male in the driver's seat was transported in critical condition for treatment at a local hospital.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that Thomas Willey, age 89, located in the passenger seat, lived in a nearby Leisure World (Silver Spring) apartment with his son, Thomas "Greg" Willey, age 67.  Greg Willey was located in the Prius' driver's seat.  Investigators believe at this time that Greg Willey shot his father, Thomas Willey, before shooting himself.

A note believed to have been left by Greg Willey was recovered from inside the Prius.  A handgun was also located close to Greg Willey inside the car.

The condition of Greg Willey will be updated as changes occur.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) will conduct an autopsy on Thomas Willey in Baltimore, those results will be released when they are available.


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Release ID: 18-319
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