Two Men Rob Women Outside Silver Spring Home, Shoot Man in Leg
One man arrested after crashing car in D.C.; police seeking second robber
Two men robbed two women outside their Silver Spring home early Wednesday morning and shot a man who attempted to intervene, police said.
The two women returned to their residence in the 9300 block of New Hampshire Avenue before 1:30 a.m. after leaving work at a Washington, D.C., store they own, Montgomery County police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks said.
As the women left their car, two men confronted them and told them it was a robbery, Starks said.
The women resisted, and the ensuing noise attracted the attention of another man who was inside the house, he said. The man came outside and tried to prevent the robbery, and one of the robbers shot him in the leg.
The robbers grabbed property from the victims and drove away.
Police and fire and rescue personnel responded to the house and took the man who was shot to a local hospital. The man did not have life-threatening injuries. He was released later Wednesday morning, Starks said.
Starks said the three victims are related and live in the house together.
Montgomery County police put out a description of the robbers’ car, and a metropolitan police officer saw the car in Northeast Washington, D.C., at about 1:50 a.m.
The officer attempted to stop the car, but the driver drove away and crashed near Hawaii Avenue and Taylor St. NE, metropolitan police spokeswoman Karimah Bilal said.
Two men left the car and fled, she said, but one was apprehended nearby. Police arrested Marlow Johnson, 25, of Northwest D.C., in connection with the shooting and on a charge of fleeing from an officer.
Police are working to obtain an arrest warrant for the second man, whose identity is known, she said.
ABC7, which first reported the arrest, reported that Catholic University was on lockdown until 3:30 a.m. and officials alerted everyone to shelter in place as police searched for the other man.
The car crashed across the street from the university’s athletic center, ABC7 reported.
Bilal did not know the seriousness of the crash or whether the two men were injured.
Starks said he did not know the description of the car the robbers were driving.
Whether the robbers knew the victims or targeted them specifically is under investigation, Starks said.