Montgomery Co. police ID man fatally shot in Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Detectives with the Montgomery County police are investigating the circumstances that led to a fatal shooting Wednesday night in the Forest Glen area of Silver Spring, Maryland.

The shooting happened in a home on Belvedere Boulevard, just east of Georgia Avenue, before 10 p.m.

Montgomery County Police identified the victim as 20-year-old Jon-Christian Kematchet-Webster, who lived in the home.

There were several people inside the home and one of them called the police to report the incident, according to investigators.

“The caller stated that a subject entered the home and shot another occupant of the house,” said Officer Rick Goodale, a Montgomery County police spokesman.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the man who had been shot on the upper level of the home.

“He was taken to a hospital where unfortunately he succumbed to his injuries,” Goodale said.

The suspect fled the house after the shooting. Police said they do not believe the shooting was random.

Some of the questions investigators are trying to answer is whether or not the shooter forced himself into the home and if anyone there at the time knew the shooter.

“They’re interviewing witnesses,” Goodale said. “It’s in the very early stages.”

Investigators urge anyone who may have information to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

WTOP’s Jack Moore contributed to this report. 

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