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Update: Victim Identified in Germantown Shooting

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

Read more at: http://www.mymcmedia.org/police-investigating-death-germantown-homicide/

Update: Victim Identified in Germantown Shooting | Montgomery …

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

Read more at: http://www.mymcmedia.org/police-investigating-death-germantown-homicide/

Police Release Name of Man Found Dead with Gunshot Wound in Germantown

Homicide investigation underway

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A man found dead in a Germantown home on Wednesday was 30-year-old Maurice Mercer Cortez, Montgomery County police said.

Police previously said the man had a gunshot wound. The office of the chief medical examiner has ruled that his death was a homicide caused by a gunshot wound.

Police said in press release on Thursday that Cortez lived in the 12500 block of Cross Ridge Way.

Officers responding to a report of a suspicious situation found Cortez dead at a home in that block on Wednesday at about 3:51 p.m., authorities said.

Police have not released additional details about Cortez’s death.

They have asked with information about the case to call 240-773-5070 or the Crime Solvers of Montgomery County anonymous tip line at 866-411-8477.

Montgomery County police also are looking into an unrelated death from Wednesday, after a woman’s body was found in a

Read more at: http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2018/Police-Release-Name-of-Man-Found-Dead-with-Gunshot-Wound-in-Germantown/

Man Fatally Shot in Apparent Homicide in Germantown

He was found dead in his apartment, police say

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A man was found dead from a gunshot wound Saturday afternoon in his Germantown apartment, according to police.

After a 911 call about a man who had been shot came in at about 4:30 p.m., first responders found a man dead in an apartment in the 12900 block of Falling Water Circle, Montgomery County police wrote in a press release.

Police have not yet released the name of the man, but said he was a resident at that address.

Detectives are investigating the death as a homicide.

Police have asked anyone with information to call 240-773-5070, or leave an anonymous tip to Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 866-411-TIPS (8477) to be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000.

Read more at: http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Man-Fatally-Shot-in-Apparent-Homicide-in-Germantown/

$10K Reward Offered For Tips In Germantown BB Gun Shootings

GERMANTOWN, MD — A $10,000 reward is being offered to help catch the vandals shooting BB guns at Germantown businesses and Ride On buses, police say. Montgomery County Police say about 20 cases of vandalism have been reported since late September.

The suspects used a BB gun to shoot at the windows of these businesses and Ride On buses:

  • Overnight hours of September 26 into September 27: Mattress Warehouse, 12619 Wisteria Drive.
  • October 3: Dairy Queen, 12603 Wisteria Drive.
  • October 6: Subway restaurant, 12601 Wisteria Drive; Dairy Queen, 12603 Wisteria Drive; Taco Bell, 19923 Century Boulevard; Avail Vapor, 19706 Germantown Road.
  • Overnight hours of October 6 into October 7: Mattress Warehouse, 12619 Wisteria Drive.
  • October 15: Pizza Hut, 19790 Crystal Rock Drive.
  • October 17: Subway restaurant, 12601 Wisteria Drive; Fitzgerald Germantown (car dealership), 19501 Amaranth Drive.

Germantown police need your help in search for missing 56-year-old woman

Linda Radtke

GERMANTOWN — The Germantown Police Department are asking for the public’s help finding a missing person.

56-year-old Linda Radtke was last seen at her home on Tuesday, October 3rd at 4:30 p.m. The home is located in the area of Highland Road and Mary Buth Lane — close to the City of Mequon border.

Authorities say Radtke does not have access to a vehicle — and she does not have any friends or family in the area. Based on the investigation, her only means of travel right now is by foot.

Police say they have other information to suggest that she is not only missing, but endangered, however they cannot disclose what that information is at this time.

Radtke is described as a while female with brown hair, brown eyes, 5’ 02” tall, and 110 pounds.

If you have any information on Radtke’s whereabouts, you are asked to

Read more at: http://fox6now.com/2017/10/04/germantown-police-need-your-help-in-search-for-missing-56-year-old-woman/

Police Investigate Armed Robbery in Germantown

photo of Montgomery County Police Car

Surveillance images from Germantown Pizza Hut | MCPD

Montgomery County police are investigating the Sept. 9 armed robbery of a Germantown Pizza Hut, and today investigators released surveillance photographs of the culprit in hopes the public can help find him.

About 2:26 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Germantown District police responded to the restaurant, at 19733 Frederick Road, for the report of the armed robbery, police said. During the investigation, detectives found out the robber displayed a handgun, police said. Police said he vaulted the front counter and demanded cash from an employee, who complied with the demands. The culprit obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled, police said.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or

Read more at: http://www.mymcmedia.org/police-investigate-armed-robbery-in-germantown/

Police: 3 men arrested in fatal shooting of 2 Germantown teens …

WASHINGTON — Three men have been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of two Germantown, Maryland, teenagers from earlier this month, police said Saturday.  

Two Northwest High School students — Shadi Adi Najjar, 17, and Artem S. Ziberov, 18 — were found dead inside a car in the area of Montgomery Village on the night of June 5. Police said earlier this week that they had recovered 30 shell casings from multiple caliber of weapons at the scene.

Now, the latest in the investigation reveals that Najjar’s death may have been in retaliation for a “drug-related robbery,” Montgomery County police Chief Tom Manger said in a press conference Saturday night.

But, the police chief said, “At this time, it is unknown if there is a motive for killing Ziberov or if his death was incidental to the killing of Najjar.”

Manger said police have arrested three men:

Police: 3 men arrested in fatal shooting of 2 Germantown teens

WASHINGTON — Three men have been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of two Germantown, Maryland, teenagers from earlier this month, police said Saturday.  

Two Northwest High School students — Shadi Adi Najjar, 17, and Artem S. Ziberov, 18 — were found dead inside a car in the area of Montgomery Village on the night of June 5. Police said earlier this week that they had recovered 30 shell casings from multiple caliber of weapons at the scene.

Now, the latest in the investigation reveals that Najjar’s death may have been in retaliation for a “drug-related robbery,” Montgomery County police Chief Tom Manger said in a press conference Saturday night.

But, the police chief said, “At this time, it is unknown if there is a motive for killing Ziberov or if his death was incidental to the killing of Najjar.”

Manger said police have arrested three men:

Police: Fatal shooting of Germantown teens not random; multiple shooters fired at least 30 rounds

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County police said Friday they believe multiple shooters were involved in the slayings of two Germantown, Maryland, teens on the eve of their high school graduation earlier this month and that they don’t believe the shooting was a random act.

Shadi Adi Najjar, 17, and Artem S. Ziberov, 18, were killed in a hail of bullets while waiting inside a car in a Montgomery Village cul-de-sac at about 10:45 p.m. June 5.

Investigators recovered 30 shell casings from multiple caliber of weapons at the scene, said Capt. Darren Francke, director of the Montgomery County Police Department’s major crimes division, at a news conference Friday. One of the teens was shot 10 times; the other was shot four times, Francke said.

The double shooting, which came just hours before the teens were set to attend a graduation ceremony for Northwest High School, shocked the community and left

Read more at: http://wtop.com/montgomery-county/2017/06/14262546/