Recent Shooting Ruled a Homicide; Police Seek Information

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating a shooting that occurred in Silver Spring on March 3 that has now been ruled a homicide following the victim’s death. The victim has been identified as Derek James McBrayer, age 40, of Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. The shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Quebec Terrace, and officers responded to a report of the incident at about 5:39 p.m.

Takoma Park Police Arrest Suspect on Attempted Murder, Other Charges

Takoma Park police have arrested a Washington, D.C. man on charges of attempted first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery, first-degree assault and other offenses, the department announced. Police responded to the 7400 block of New Hampshire Avenue at about 9:24 a.m. on Dec. 1 for the report of a shooting that had just occurred.

My Neighbor Was Murdered on Monday

This guest post from Anna Gilcher originally appeared on her blog and is posted here with permission. It was read at a Sunday rally in Silver Spring, organized by the Silver Spring Justice Coalition and attended by about 200 people, by Carlean Ponder, as Gilcher could not attend. The rally was held to honor Robert White following his death on Monday, June 11 and to seek greater accountability from the police department.

Council to hold hearing on funding to address gang suppression

Image from Wikimedia Commons The County Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 3 to consider supplemental funding for gang suppression activity. The supplemental appropriation to the FY 2018 budget would grant $596,920 to the Montgomery County Police Department and $246,773 to the States Attorney’s office. In a July briefing before the council’s Public Safety Committee, the council staff … Read More