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Silver Spring man found dead


SILVER SPRING – Montgomery County police found the body of a dead man as well as drugs and chemicals used to make drugs Wednesday .

Ethan Villiemez, 35, of the 600 block of Winona Court, was found in the foyer by his brother that night, police said.

His brother went to Villiemez’s home when he was unable to contact him, police said.   

“No foul play (is) suspected in the death,” said spokesperson Corporal Rebecca Innocenti,

Police said they removed  marijuana plants and the chemicals associated with making drugs. 

“This remains an active investigation,” said police spokesperson Captain Paul Starks.

Villiemez had long-term health issues, police said.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, had not released the autopsy report as of Nov. 12. 



Gaithersburg man shot and killed at Montgomery Village Shopping Center

A 21-year-old Gaithersburg man was shot and killed Thursday evening at a Montgomery Village Shopping Center, according to Montgomery County police.


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Just before 6 p.m., patrol units from the County Police Department’s Sixth District Station, along with units from the County’s Fire and EMS Department, responded to the rear on the Montgomery Village Crossing Shopping center in the 9600 block of Lost Knife Road near Odemdhal Avenue for a reported shooting.

When emergency personnel arrived, they found  DeAndre Smith suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his head and upper body, police said. He was quickly transported to a hospital where he died.

Police said they believe Smith and the shooter argued and the suspect shot Smith.

A separate source said the shooter shot the victim several times while he was on the ground and ran off on foot.

Smith’s body was due to be transported to Baltimore for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) to conduct an autopsy.

Detectives are urging anyone who may have information regarding the suspect in this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at (240) 773-5070.

For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).


Child found after Amber Alert


Montgomery County police were alerted of a 15-month child taken from her home Thursday morning.

The child was found in Myersville, Frederick County later that night, said Rick Goodale, public information officers with the Montgomery County police.

She was taken by her father, Jason Winston Kelly.

After the Amber Alert, containing the license plate number, was issued that day, an officer pulled him over, Goodale said.

The child was taken from her mother’s home located in the 18900 block of Smoothstone Way in Montgomery Village at 8 a.m.

Goodale said there has been a history of domestic violence between the parents.

The mother was taken to the District Court in the county to get another protective order and awarded temporary custody, Goodale said. 



Police: Investigating shooting in Silver Spring

Silver Spring police are investigating a shooting that left two men with minor injuries Thursday night.

The incident took place in a home on the 900 block of the University Boulevard East, police said.

One victim was taken to a local hospital with a non-life threatening wound to his abdomen.

The second victim refused medical treatment on the scene for a gunshot to his arm.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s and wearing a white T-shirt, according to police.

The initial investigation revealed the men knew each other. The victims invited the suspect over, where an argument began and resulted in the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870. Callers can remain anonymous. 

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