Murder In Downtown Frederick Under Investigation

300 Block N. Market St. | Photo by Ryan Hedrick

Shooting happened early Saturday morning on North Market Street.

Frederick, Md. (NS) – Frederick Police (FPD) are investigating a murder in downtown.

Frederick Police responded to the 300 block of N. Market St. right after 3 AM after reports of gunfire.

Police have confirmed Michael Isaiah Olaniyi, 26, of Montgomery Village, was shot and died later at the hospital due to his injuries.

Other police agencies responded to assist Frederick City Police.

“An FPD supervisor was on patrol around 3:30 this morning when he heard a gunshot in the area of the 300 block of North Market Street. Moments later he arrived to find a crowd in a parking lot and an individual in the group who had sustained an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to the hospital but did not survive his injuries. Our detectives have taken over this investigation. We are asking anyone who may have information to come forward,” said Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando.

Jason Lando

This is an ongoing investigation and we’ll release more details as they become available.