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Good Samaritans Disarm and Detain 24-Year-Old Shooting Suspect

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – Marcus Elijah Conway, a 24-year-old, from Hyattsville, has been arrested and charged for the October 1, 2022, shooting that occurred in the 1700 block of Mt. Pisgah Lane, in Silver Spring.

At approximately 5:56 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the location for the report of a shooting that just occurred.

Upon arrival, officers observed a man suffering from multiple injuries to his body and bleeding from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Officers also observed the suspect, Marcus Elijah Conway restrained by multiple witnesses at the scene. There was also a small black handgun, that a bystander stated they had taken away from Conway.

Witnesses reported that Conway was observed laying on top of the victim, struggling over something, until the victim appeared to go limp. Conway then rolled away from the victim and was seen pointing a black, Taurus .38 Special, 5 shot revolver at the victim’s head. There was an audible click, as if the gun misfired. At that time, a bystander kicked Conway and began fighting him over the gun. Additional witnesses joined to help get the gun away from Conway and were able to gain control over both Conway and the gun, until 3rd District officers arrived on scene.

Upon inspection of the gun, officers observed an additional live round in the chamber.

Conway has been charged with attempted 2nd degree murder, first degree assault, use of a firearm to commit a felony and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Conway is currently being held without bond.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this suspect or this crime to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at (240) 773-6870. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Release ID: 22-478
Media Contact: CTDurham  
Categories: arrest