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Detectives Investigate First-Degree Assault with Handgun in Downtown Silver Spring; Video of Suspects Released

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Detectives from the 3rd District continue to investigate a first-degree assault with a handgun that occurred after a traffic dispute in downtown Silver Spring.  At this time, the Police Department is releasing cellular phone video of the assault and is asking anyone with information about the two suspects to come forward to investigators.


On January 16 at approximately 2:25 p.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Ellsworth Drive for the report of an altercation involving a gun.


The investigation has determined that the male juvenile victim was skateboarding with friends when he became involved in a verbal dispute with a passing motorist.  The motorist stopped and exited her vehicle, and the two began arguing in the street.  A crowd began to form.


The two female suspects were walking on Ellsworth Drive at the time of the dispute.  One of the female suspects approached the juvenile victim and interjected herself in the dispute.  The second female suspect went to a red Volvo that was parked in the area and drove it close to the dispute.  She then gave a handgun to the first suspect, who used it to threaten the victim.  Witnesses captured the incident on their cell phones.


Anyone with information about these two suspects or this assault with a handgun is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.   Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Tips may also be submitted online or via the app

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Release ID: 21-124
Media Contact: Sergeant Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: assault