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Third Teen Arrested in Connection with Gunners Branch Homicide

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 5, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD - A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the Friday, April 22, 2022 homicide of 20-year-old Taon Lamont Cline on Gunners Branch Road in Germantown.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division, identified 15-year-old Malik Hney of Kensington and 14-year-old Justin Acosta from Germantown, as suspects and obtained warrants for their arrests. Hney and Acosta were arrested on May 3.

During the course of the investigation, Major Crimes detectives discovered evidence connecting 16-year-old Malachi Hney of Kensington to the April 22 homicide, and he was arrested on Thursday, May 5.

Malachi Hney was transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit where he was served with a warrant for his arrest and charged with first-degree murder.

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Release ID: 22-233
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: homicide