Thursday, May 25, 2023

Gaithersburg teen arrested in Wheaton Metro homicide

Montgomery County police have arrested two teenage suspects in relation to the shooting death of another teenager last Thursday, May 18, 2023, in the Wheaton Metro station. Detectives allege Emmanuel Leonard Simmonds, 16, of Gaithersburg was the shooter who killed Tenneson Vaughn Leslie, Jr., 18 of Greenbelt, on the Metro train platform. Simmonds was arrested at his home, and has been charged as an adult with second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a loaded handgun.

The second teen, a 14-year-old male, is being charged as an accessory after the fact in the homicide. His case will be handled through the juvenile justice system, police said Wednesday. Simmonds' bail status was not addressed in the press release.

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