last week's fatal stabbing at an Aspen Hill gas station on Georgia Avenue. Elmer A. Galindo of Rockville has been charged in the as an adult in the homicide of Jose Santos Fuentes of Aspen Hill, also 17.
An officer saw Galindo fleeing the vicinity of the double stabbing, and caught him in the 14000 block of Grand Pre Road. The officer noticed Galindo’s pants were bloody, and found a knife on Galindo's person.
Galindo was charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of armed robbery, and one count of robbery. He is being held without bond.
Police say their initial investigation suggests the altercation stemmed from a dispute over an earlier drug transaction. They have not yet announced any gang involvement in the incident. Previously, police had stated they were looking for as many as four suspects in the case.
Galindo's other alleged victim remains hospitalized in serious condition, according to police.