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Montgomery County Police Investigating Wheaton Metro Homicide

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 19, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD - The Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division is investigating the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old inside of the Wheaton Metro station on Thursday, May 18, 2023.


At approximately 5:53 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the Wheaton Metro Station on Georgia Ave., for a report of a shooting that just occurred. Upon arrival, officers located Tenneson Vaughn Leslie, Jr., of Greenbelt, suffering from a gunshot wound. Leslie, Jr. was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead. 


During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that Leslie, Jr. was with a group of people inside of the Wheaton station. Leslie, Jr. and his associates got into an altercation with a group of other males on the escalator.


The dispute between the two groups escalated and Leslie, Jr. was shot on the train platform. The suspects ran from the scene. Montgomery County and Metro Transit Police searched surrounding areas for the suspects, however no one is in custody at this time.


Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-455-TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Callers can remain anonymous. 

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Release ID: 23-277
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: homicide