Update Friday: The dead man found in Germantown on Wednesday has been identified as Maurice Cortez Mercer, 30, of the 12500 block of Cross Ridge Way, Montgomery County police said.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled his death as a homicide by gunshot wound.
About 3:51 p.m. Wednesday, Germantown District officers responded to a home in the 12500 block of Cross Ridge Way, police said.
They were told of a suspicious situation — a man was unresponsive, police said.
“We get the call, and we don’t know what we’re walking into, and this is what we find,” Officer Rick Goodale said.
Police have not released the man’s name.
He had trauma to his body, police said.
This death is being investigated as a homicide, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will conduct an autopsy to decide the manner and