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Victim's Identity Released in Wheaton Area Homicide

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division have identified the victim in yesterday’s Wheaton area homicide as 25-year-old Marvin Alexander Mendoza. There is not a confirmed address for Mendoza.  


The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore has ruled Mendoza's manner of death as homicide by multiple gunshot wounds. At this time, investigators believe this to be an isolated incident. 


On Tuesday, August 10, at approximately 8:56 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call for a shooting in the 2000 block of Blueridge Avenue. 4th District officers responded and located, Mendoza deceased.  


This remains an active and ongoing homicide investigation and no further details can be confirmed at this time. 


Detectives urge anyone who has information about this homicide to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070


For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).


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Release ID: 21-296
Media Contact: CTD 
Categories: homicide