Major Crime Division detectives are investigating a shooting in Silver Spring on March 3 that has now been deemed a homicide following the death of the victim.
The victim has been identified as Derek James McBrayer, 40, of Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. The shooting took place in the 1000 block of Quebec Terrace, and officers responded to a report of the incident at around 5:39 p.m.
“Officers located McBrayer lying on the sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound to his leg,” according to A press release. “Officers immediately applied tourniquets to McBrayer’s leg and fire and rescue personnel transported him to a local hospital; he died on March 10.
The medical examiner performed an autopsy and ruled that the death was “gunshot homicide”.
Detectives determined that the shooting took place in the same area where the victim was found. Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots and seeing seven to eight men fleeing from the area.
The ministry wants anyone with information about this homicide to call the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.
Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $ 10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect (s). Anonymous tipsters can call Montgomery County Crime Solvers toll free at 1.866.411.TIPS (8477) or stip online Where via the P3 Tips app.