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Adult Male Charged with Metro Bus Homicide in White Oak

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 24, 2024

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged 22-year-old Trevon Hatcherson-Ross with the shooting death of 19-year-old Justice T’Ziyan Elliott that occurred on a Metro Bus on Friday, February 17, 2023, on Lockwood Drive in White Oak.


Third District officers on patrol in the Vista at White Oak apartments witnessed a WMATA Metro Bus pulled over on Lockwood Drive.  The officers stopped to assist and discovered that a shooting had occurred inside of the bus.  


Officers attempted life-saving measures on the victim until Montgomery County Fire Rescue arrived. The victim, later identified as Justice T’Ziyan Elliott, was pronounced dead on scene.


During the course of the investigation, detectives identified Hatcherson-Ross as the suspect.


Detectives obtained an arrest warrant against Hatcherson-Ross, charging him with firs-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and reckless endangerment related charges.


On Friday, June 14, Hatcherson-Ross, of Washington, D.C., was extradited from a detention center in Washington, D.C. to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit, where he is being held without bond.


Trevon Hatcherson-RossTrevon Hatcherson-Ross (Original Image)

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Release ID: 24-279
Media Contact: CC 
Categories: arrest , homicide