Shooting Now Being Investigated as Homicide

Takoma Park Police say that the shooting that occurred Saturday at the Advance Auto Parts store on New Hampshire Avenue is now being investigated as a homicide.

“The victim of the shooting that occurred on July 16 has been identified as Nurhusen Muhammed Hamid, 27, of Silver Spring, Maryland,” police spokeswoman Cathy Plevy said in a news release. “Mr. Hamid succumbed to his injuries this morning and this is now being actively investigated as a homicide. Next of kin notifications were made yesterday [Saturday].”

Plevy said that Mr. Hamid was a mobile mechanic who operated in the DC Metropolitan area (Takoma Park, Hyattsville, and NW Washington, DC). Many may know the victim by face and not by name.

Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or has any information is asked to contact lead investigator Det. Charles Earle at (240) 753-2734, email charlese@takomaparkmd.gov, or text TPPDTIP to 847411.

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