Homicide Investigation In Gaithersburg



Man suffering from trauma pronounced dead at local hospital.


Gaithersburg, Md (KM) The investigation continues into a homicide in Gaithersburg on Sunday evening. .

Montgomery County Police say officers responded to the unit block of South Frederick Avenue  just before 6:15 PM to investigate reports of a shooting. They found a man suffering from trauma. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The victim is identified as Darius Cooper, 25, of Dairymaid Drive in Germantown.

The incident occurred in front of an apartment building where a candlelight vigil was taking place.

Anyone who has information on this incident is asked to contact Montgomery County Police. They can call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to an arrest of a suspect of suspects in this incident. Call 1-800-411-TIPS {8477}.


By Kevin McManus