A Gaithersburg man has been arrested nearly three weeks after he turned up at a local hospital with gunshot wounds that -- authorities say -- link him to the scene of a murder in Silver Spring.
Tavon Antonio Miles, 26, was arrested and charged Saturday in the death of 23-year-old Marc St. Aubin, who was found dead in the driveway of his home on the night of March 3.
Police say Miles was among a group of armed burglars who broke into a home that St. Aubin shared in the 15800 block of Laughlin Lane. Other people inside the home at the time told detectives that several armed people had entered the home and a struggle ensued, during which gunshots were fired.
Some witnesses attempted to bring St. Aubin to a car in the driveway to take him to the hospital, while others began to remove items from the house, including guns, a safe and suspected marijuana.
Montgomery Police Capt. Paul Starks said there was indication that the two groups of people knew of each other.
"We believe that this house was targeted, that this was not random, that they chose this home because they knew there was marijuana there... that someone living in the home had possession of marijuana and cash," he said.
Miles was dropped off at an area hospital in critical condition not long after police arrived at the house.
Investigators say a bullet recovered from his clothing during medical treatment matched bullets found inside St. Aubin's home.
Authorities said all the recovered bullets were of the same caliber and had been fired from the same gun. The victim had a gun of that caliber registered in Maryland, they said. His body was found with a holster along the small of his back, although the handgun has not been recovered.
Miles is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, and armed robbery. He is being held without bond.
No one else has been charged in the case, Starks said Monday.