Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green took his life after firing on his roommates, killing one.
Editor's note: Early Tuesday morning, two University of Maryland students were left dead and another injured in a shooting on 36th Ave. in College Park. Police say that the gunman, identified as 23-year-old graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green, set several fires around his house before shooting two of his roommates when they came outside. One—Stephen Alex Rane, 22, of Silver Spring—was later pronounced dead, while another suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Green then turned the gun on himself, according to police. News of the incident sent shockwaves around College Park and the UMD community. Find continuous coverage of this story below, or follow the latest from College Park Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Update, 8:21 p.m.: UMD …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Police: A man was shot Tuesday in the 1000 block of West Side Drive.
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- Greg Cohen
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A man shot Tuesday in Gaithersburg is in critical but stable condition, Gaithersburg Police officer Dan Lane told Gaithersburg Patch. At around 5 p.m., Gaithersburg and Montgomery County police officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 1000 block of West Side Drive, where they found a man on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds, Gaithersburg Patch has reported. Justin Tirell Anderson, 25, has been charged with attempted second-degree murder and a felony gun violation, according to court records accessed online. Anderson is currently being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Nov. 30, the court records show. Follow Gaithersburg Patch and Montgomery Village Patch on Twitter for …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Reston, Va., man receives 10-year first-degree assault sentence for shooting another man's car following a fight over a gas pump.
ROCKVILLE — A Virginia man was sentenced Thursday for firing a gun toward a man at a Germantown gas station shortly after they got into a fistfight over an available gas pump. Dmytro Solomatin, 27, of Reston, Va., was sentenced to 10 years for first-degree assault, but Solomatin’s time behind bars could amount to five. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Ronald B. Rubin suspended half the sentence. "I do find the defendent has accepted responsibility for his actions," Rubin said. The judge also rendered concurrent sentences for Solomatin’s weapons offenses: a mandatory five-year sentence for a charge of using a handgun in commission of a felony and a one-year sentence — which Rubin suspended in its entirety — for illegally carrying and …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Fight over a gas pump at Freestate gas sparked initial conflict
(Updated 8:48 a.m) A Virginia man who stood trial for firing a gun at a man at a Germantown gas station — an escalation of an argument over an available gas pump — is scheduled for sentencing Wednesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Dmytro Solomatin, 27, of Reston, Va., was convicted Jan. 19 of first-degree assault and weapons offenses; he was acquitted of fist-degree attempted murder. Judge Ronald B. Rubin presided the three-day trial. During the trial, Solomatin testified that he fired a 9 mm gun in the direction of Michael Rickley after they got into a fistfight at Freestate gas station Aug. 6, 2011. Solomatin said he thought Rickley was trying to butt in front of him as he waited for an available gas pump. Rickley said that he …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A Poolesville man was charged with attempted murder; two other males may have been involved
Two other males may have been involved in an Easter Sunday shooting in Potomac that left one man wounded and led to the arrest of a Poolesville teen, Montgomery County District Court records show. DeAngelo Jackson, 19, of the 19500 block of Jerusalem Church Terrace, is being held without bail on charges of attempted first-degree murder and several related offenses, Montgomery County Police said in a statement Wednesday. Montgomery County Police responded to reports of shots fired at a home in the 8500 block of Victory Lane on April 8, at around 11:45 p.m. Police alleged in court documents that three males — two of them armed — rang the doorbell and pushed their way inside when a resident answered. It was Jackson, police allege, who pistol-…
Monday, April 16, 2012
No charges have been filed, but police are still investigating the circumstances that left one man shot but not seriously injured Wednesday night at Brandermill Drive and Drumcastle Terrace.
Montgomery County Police could be close to identifying suspects involved in the shooting of a 20-year-old man in Germantown on Wednesday night, police spokesman Cpt. Paul Starks said. "This was not a random act," Starks told Patch. Police responded to Brandermill Drive and Drumcastle Terrace at around 8 p.m., where they found the shooting victim — who was treated for non-life threatening injuries — and another teenage male who had apparently been assaulted. Starks said investigators think they know who may have been involved in the shooting but were still working the case. No charges have been filed. Initially, police said the incident could have stemmed from a fight at a basketball court near the east Germantown townhouse development, but…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
One person shot but not seriously injured in shooting at Brandermill Drive and Drumcastle Terrace, Montgomery County Police said.
Montgomery County Police are investigating a shooting Wednesday night at Brandermill Drive and Drumcastle Terrace. Police responded to reports of a shooting at 8:03 p.m.; a 20-year-old male was shot and another teenage male had been assaulted, Montgomery County Police Spokesman Cpt. Paul Starks said. The shooting victim did not suffer serious injuries and was treated at a hospital, Starks said. Starks said the people involved likely knew each other and that the incident may have stemmed from an altercation at a nearby basketball court, though the circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation. "We're still trying to determine what happened," Starks said. Police recovered a firearm that might have been involved in the shooting, …
Monday, October 18, 2010
Judge Creighton ruled that the Germantown robberies case shows probable cause.
Maryland District Court Judge Audrey A. Creighton ruled, in Friday's preliminary hearing, that the charges will stand against three of the five defendants accused of a string of violent robberies in Germantown. Defendents Travis Mason, 21, Anthony S. Moore, 18, Jose D. Contreras, 18, and Paris T. Lyn, 21, face charges of armed robbery, first-degree assault, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and other charges. Montgomery County Detective Nicolas Picerno testified, from notes written up by officer Krill, the officer involved in the case. According to Picerno's testimony, on the night of Sept. 6, Mason, Moore, Lyn and Contreras entered the home of a Germantown resident on Moonridge Dr. Picerno said the victim told police that four men …