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RAVEN 2 Assists in Apprehension of Teens Following Shots Fired Call

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 9, 2024

Gaithersburg, MD - Seven teenagers are in police custody following a reported shooting on Friday, February 9, 2024.

At approximately 1:22 p.m. Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District officers were dispatched to the area of University Boulevard West at Gable Street for a shots fired call. Fourth District officers relayed information that a group of teenage males wearing mostly black clothing, had run from the location towards Sligo Creek Parkway near Tenbrook Drive. The RAVEN 2 drone was deployed to assist in locating the teens.


RAVEN 2 quickly located subjects matching the lookout description on the Sligo Creek Parkway Trail near Sligo Middle School. RAVEN 2 maintained aerial observation and guided MCPD and Maryland National Capital Park Police officers into the area. The teens ran towards Sligo Middle School, which was placed on a brief lockdown. Officers established a perimeter and were able to apprehend seven teens.


Two bb guns were recovered and shell casings from a handgun, which has not been found, were located in the initial area of the shots fired call.

The teens, all juveniles, ranging between the ages of 14 and 15-years-old, were transported to the 4th District station and are expected to be released to their parents. Several of the teens were not Montgomery County residents.


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Release ID: 24-058
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: shooting