Maryland

Police: Suspect Killed, 3 Arrested After Maryland Gun Store Burglary

Police arrested three suspects in the burglary of a Maryland gun store in which one suspect was shot and killed by police, authorities said.

Police received a 911 call about 2:30 a.m. Thursday and rushed to the parking lot of United Gun Shop on Randolph Road near Parklawn Drive in Rockville, Maryland.

Thieves rammed a stolen car into a storefront window and stole a number of guns, police said.

As a responding officer left his vehicle to approach an SUV parked in front of the store, the SUV accelerated and struck his cruiser, police said. The officer then fired his gun.

The suspects' vehicle was damaged, but the group continued to flee on Randolph Road, police said. They drove a few blocks before the vehicle broke down.

Four of the suspects ran away, police said. Officers found 17-year-old Marquis Weems in the car with a gunshot wound. Life-saving efforts failed, and Weems was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Friday, police announced the arrests of 17-year-old Brandon Allen Jackson, who is charged as an adult; 21-year-old Terrance Massey Jr.; and a 15-year-old, who is charged as juvenile.

Local

Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia local news, events and information

DC Bill Would Let Non-Citizens Vote in Local Elections

The Weekend Scene: Indoor Activities and More Things to Do in the DC Area

All four suspects are from Anne Arundel County.

The burglary was linked to a similar crime at Fox's Firearms in Howard County Wednesday, police said. Thieves drove a stolen vehicle through the front of the store and stole guns.

Police are trying to find the fifth suspect, who should be considered armed and dangerous. They are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest or an indictment. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Authorities have recovered 17 guns but believe 10 stolen firearms from United Gun Shop are still missing.

Weems was charged with possession of a handgun two years ago after taking a loaded handgun to Annapolis High School.

The officer who fired his weapon, a 20-year police veteran, is on administrative leave as the case is reviewed.

Contact Us