Four men from Virginia were arrested by Montgomery County Police after a shooting in downtown Silver Spring on Thursday night.
According to a press release from the MCPD, at around 10:29 p.m. on Thursday, officers from the 3rd District who were actively patrolling the area of Spring Street and 2nd Ave. noticed suspicious activity among a group of men. The 3rd District officers then relayed this information to nearby officers via radio.
A dispute between the occupants of a blue Honda Accord with Virginia tags and an adult male outside the vehicle escalated when a passenger stepped out of the car brandishing a handgun. The man outside also produced a gun, resulting in an exchange of gunfire. The passenger then reentered the vehicle, and the driver turned onto N. Falkland Lane, a dead-end street.
The Honda driver and another passenger were immediately taken into custody. Upon searching the vehicle, officers recovered a loaded Glock 19 with an extended magazine and a loaded AK-47-style pistol. The individual standing outside of the Honda was arrested, and a 9mm privately manufactured firearm used in the shooting was found in his possession.
With the help of the Prince George’s County helicopter, officers witnessed the second shooter running across Georgia Ave. He was later arrested behind The Fillmore Silver Spring.
The arrested suspects are as follows:
- Christian Nicholas Baker, 19, from Ashburn, Va. (buyer/shooter)
- Roshad Deon Harvey, Jr., 22, with an unknown Va. address (passenger/shooter)
- Jason Mortice Harvey, 18, from Richmond, Va. (driver)
- Jaeden Levelle Harris, 18, from Aldie, Va. (rear passenger)
Reportedly, the individuals drove from Virginia to Silver Spring to allegedly sell a firearm to Baker. All suspects are facing weapons-related charges and are currently held at the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit, MCPD said.
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