Monday, December 14, 2015

Rockville teen charged in Aspen Hill stabbing

Montgomery County Police say a teenager has been charged as an adult in 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.


  1. So why do you keep bringing up gangs if there's been zero evidence that it's at all gang-related? Isn't that just blatantly racist of you?

  2. What percent of crime in the area is gang related? .01%? Of course it might be gang related, but to just assume it is based on the victim having a hispanic name is both stupid and racist.

  3. There's not much except gangs these days in Aspen Hill. White ones, black ones, hispanic ones, but honestly most of the gangs are location based, like whoever lives on this block or that block or in this or that apartment complex.

  4. You're describing crews, not gangs. Or possible just people who are, you know, friends.