Man Charged In Gaithersburg Homicide

He was arrested on Monday.


Jakel Stone

Jakel Stone



Gaithersburg, Md (KM) Montgomery County Police have charged a Glen Burnie man for a homicide in Gaithersburg in January. Jakel Delante Stone, 31, was arrested on Tuesday in Anne Arundel County on a warrant for 2nd-degree murder. He is being held without bond.

Authorities say on January 10th at around 11:00 PM, officers responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment building parking lot on South Frederick Avenue. They located Darius Cooper, 25, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where he died.

The Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a homicide due to a gunshot wound.

Witnesses told police they saw an unknown individual and the victim fighting in the parking lot. They heard a gunshot. The suspect fled on foot.

Montgomery County Police say evidence collected at the scene identified Stone as the suspect.


By Kevin McManus