Police Investigate Homicide of Teen in Silver Spring
November 2, 2008. Montgomery County Police detectives from the Major Crimes Division Homicide/Sex Section are investigating a homicide that occurred in Silver Spring last night.
On Saturday, November 1, at approximately 11:08 p.m., police officers from the 3rd District were called to a bus stop on Piney Branch Road at Arliss Street for a shooting that just occurred. Upon arrival they found three teenage males on a Montgomery County Ride On bus, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
The preliminary investigation revealed that two groups of passengers on the bus had become involved in a verbal argument on the bus. One group of three to five subjects exited the bus at the Piney Branch Road and Arliss Street stop. One of those subjects turned and fired a handgun into the bus after he had exited, striking the three teens. All three were transported to area trauma centers.
One of the teens, age 14 from Silver Spring, died as a result of his injuries. The other two teens, aged 14 and 15, remain in serious condition.
The subject who did the shooting is described as a Hispanic male in his early 20’s, 5’ 4” to 5’ 7” tall with no facial hair. He was wearing a black hooded jacket and blue jeans. He also has a tattoo of some type of lettering on the side of his neck.
An autopsy has been scheduled at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore to determine the exact cause and manner of death. Detectives from the Homicide/Sex Section of the Major Crimes Division are asking anyone with information regarding the suspect or this crime to call 240.773.5070. Callers may remain anonymous.