Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Burtonsville shooting investigated

A shooting occurred Monday afternoon in Burtonsville, and Montgomery County police detectives are investigating what happened. Officers first responded to an assault call at the intersection of Cedar Tree Drive and Red Maple Court around 2:53 PM. They found no one there, but noted there was evidence of a shooting at the scene. At 3:22 PM, a shooting victim was dropped off at an unnamed hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Meanwhile, as officers continued to investigate at the shooting scene, a black 2012 Acura MDX approached. Upon seeing the officers, the driver sped away. When they ran the license plate, officers found the car had been stolen August 13, from the 14400 block of Stepping Stone Way in Burtonsville.

Police located the stolen Acura at 4:24 PM on Riding Stable Road. An officer at that time noticed a juvenile who matched the description of the driver of the Acura in the woods behind the 6100 block of Brooklyn Bridge Road. The juvenile was arrested and charged in the theft of the Acura, but detectives ultimately determined he had nothing to do with the shooting incident.

Therefore, the shooter remains at large. Police have not said yet if the shooting was an isolated incident related to a personal dispute, or if the victim was simply a random target.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is urged to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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