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Suspects beat, robbed man before fatal Montgomery Co. hit-and-run: Police

Since June, a total of six pedestrians were killed after being struck by vehicles, despite Montgomery County's efforts to cut road fatalities in public safety education campaigns such as "Street Smart" and "Vision Zero." In this photo, police are investigating a June pedestrian death in Aspen Hill. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)

WASHINGTON — The suspects involved in a fatal Montgomery County hit-and-run crash beat and robbed a man before he was struck and killed, police said Saturday.

Gregory Jonathan Atwood, 40, of Silver Spring, died at the intersection of Georgia and Hewitt avenues around 4 a.m. Friday, June 8, after the assault and robbery.

Police say the suspects did nothing to help him as he crawled away. And the drivers who struck him did not stay at the scene.

On Tuesday, June 19, detectives arrested Mohammed Salous, 17, and charged him as an adult with assault-related offenses.

The next day, police arrested Kenneth Sahr Kpakima (also spelled Kapakima), 21, and charged him with assault and armed robbery.

A 15-year-old female suspect was also identified but she has not been charged yet.

Police believe that one of the involved vehicles is a 2011 Chrysler 200 or a 2011 Dodge Avenger of unknown color. The second vehicle involved in this collision is thought to be a light-colored Dodge Durango.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 240-773-5500.


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