Police Arrest Three Suspects in Killings of Germantown Teens; Body of Child Recovered from Gaithersburg Lake

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Three arrested for Montgomery Village double murder

Montgomery County police announced Saturday the arrests of three suspects charged with the murder of two Germantown teens who were gunned down June 5, a day before their graduation. Shadi Adi Najjar, 17, and Artem S. Ziberov, 18, both died in the incident that involved more than 30 bullets fired at their car. The three men—Gaithersburg residents Edgar Garcia Gaona, 24, and Jose Ovilson Canales-Yanez, 25, as well as Roger Garcia, 19, from Germantown—lured the victims to the area on the premise of buying a commencement ticket, according to police. Police say the subsequent attack was a retaliation on an earlier robbery allegedly committed by Najjar after a botched drug deal. His family rejects that narrative. Police do not know if there was a motive for the killing of Ziberov. [MCPD]

Rescue workers find body of child in Gaithersburg lake

The body of a child was found in Maple Lake near Washington Grove Lane in Gaithersburg on Friday. Officials have not identified the body but a groundskeeper found belongings of a missing 13-year-old in the area. There is no indication of foul play, and officials are investigating the incident as a possible drowning. [NBC]

County spent $10 million battling Silver Spring Transit Center lawsuit

The county has a hefty bill for the lawsuit against the designer and builders of the Silver Spring Transit Center, which was settled last month. Though the settlement grants the county $25 million, the county spent at least $20 million on attorneys, expert witnesses and consultants. The county had originally sought $67 million in damages for the long-delayed, heavily over budget project. [Washington Post]

Maryland sees drop in unemployment

Maryland’s unemployment rate fell from 4.3 percent in April to 4.2 percent in May, making it one of nine states where unemployment fell. It was 4.3 percent in May last year. The rate remains steady in Virginia at 3.8 percent and rose from 5.9 to 6 percent in Washington, D.C. [WTOP]

Showers today with some thunderstorms

There could be isolated showers today, along with possible thunderstorms after 11 a.m. There’s a 100 percent chance of some kind of precipitation, with as much as three quarters of an inch possible. The National Weather Service forecasts a high near 86 today followed by a low around 68 tonight. Rain and storms are likely to continue in the evening.

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