WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips for the District of Maryland, Stefan D. Cassella, Assistant Director in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington Field Office, and Director Christopher K. Wray, Montgomery County Police Department, announced today that Detectives Jeremy Melnick, Special Victims Unit, and Gregory Jones, Special Victims Unit, met this afternoon with representatives of Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy, related to a series of incidents occurring in Montgomery County.
Using FBI Violent Gang Intelligence (VGI), detectives identified several suspects responsible for gang-related gunfire in Bethesda and Rockville, Maryland, in the weeks and months prior to January 1, 2016.
On July 1, 2015, a female juvenile was shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Wistar Lane, Germantown, Maryland. That day, police referred the case to FBI VGI, who determined that the suspect group was located in Washington, DC, and that one of the suspects obtained a firearm, then drove to Montgomery County.
On January 28, 2016, a male juvenile was shot on North Fairfax Drive and Sydenham Street, Bethesda. Detectives learned that the suspect group was also located in Washington DC, and that a suspect obtained a firearm and drove to Montgomery County. d2c66b5586