18-year-old killed in Germantown shooting identified

A file photo of a Montgomery County police car. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
An 18-year-old is dead after a shooting Tuesday night in Germantown, Maryland, Montgomery County police said.

Police identified the shooting victim Wednesday as Tray Dawkins, of Germantown.

Around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, police received multiple calls for reports of a shooting in the 18700 block of Curry Powder Lane.

When they arrived at the scene, police found three men and one boy wounded in a parking lot off Curry Powder Lane. One man and the boy had gunshot wounds and were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Another man had injuries of a “nonspecified nature,” police said. Dawkins died of his injuries from the shooting.

Police said the four victims were standing in the lot when an unknown suspect or suspects began shooting at them. The suspect or suspects took off before officers arrived.

Police noted that this was not a random event.

A neighbor told WTOP he suspects drugs were involved in Tuesday night’s shooting. He heard six shots before hearing a car leave the parking lot. After the shooting, the neighbor said he witnessed a group of “young guys” leaving the parking lot in a white car.

Anyone with information about this shooting can call police at 240-773-5070, or call 1-866-411-8477 to remain anonymous.

Below is a map of where the shooting happened.

WTOP’s John Domen reported from Germantown, Maryland. 

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Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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