Police: Men Who Shot Resident in Silver Spring Robbery Targeted Family When They Returned from Work
One robber at large; another person arrested in D.C. Wednesday morning
Updated 11:50 a.m. 10/26: Two men who shot a man in the leg during a robbery early Wednesday morning in Silver Spring allegedly targeted the house and waited for the residents to return from work, so they could steal cash from them, police said.
The men robbed two women and shot a man who tried to intervene in the 9300 block of New Hampshire Avenue just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. After they fled in a car, one man—Marlow Jenard Johnson, 25—was arrested in Washington, D.C., less than an hour later. Police were continuing to search for a second robber.
Police released more details about the crime Wednesday afternoon. The three victims, from the same family, had just arrived at their house in two cars when two men with handguns confronted the 77-year-old mother and 53-year-old daughter, according to police.
When the 51-year-old son came to help his mother and sister, the robbers pushed him to the ground and shot him in the leg, according to police.
The man was treated for the gunshot wound at a local hospital and released, police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks said.
The men stole the women’s purses, which contained personal property and cash proceeds from a Washington, D.C., convenience store that the family owns. Police believe the men knew that they owned the business and robbed them when they thought they would have cash from the store with them.
The men fled in a black Nissan Sentra. Police sent out a description of the car to Washington and Takoma Park police departments.
A D.C. police officer saw the car and attempted to stop it at about 2 a.m., but the car drove away and crashed. Two men fled from the car, and police apprehended one of them.
A handgun was also recovered at the scene, according to D.C. police.
Johnson was charged in D.C. as a fugitive from justice and with carrying a pistol without a license. Additional charges in Montgomery County had not been filed as of Wednesday afternoon. He is in custody in D.C.
D.C. police said they have a second suspect, but he has not yet been arrested or charged.
Anyone with information about the robbery can contact police at 240-773-5070 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 866-411-8477. Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C., is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.