Police: Man fatally shot son-in-law in Montgomery Village double shooting

A man was shot and killed in Maryland’s Montgomery Village late Thursday night, and police have now charged the man’s father-in-law with murder.

Montgomery County police said Michael Ewell, 57, shot and killed Christopher Repp, 43, inside the house where they both lived. Police were called to the house in the 10200 block of Wild Apple Circle just before 10 p.m. Thursday.

Repp died at the scene, police said.

Ewell also had a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, polices said.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

A police spokesman told WTOP detectives aren’t sure yet how Ewell sustained the gunshot wound — if it was the result of a struggle, or if it was self-inflicted.

Detectives have asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact the department’s major crimes division at (240) 773-5070.

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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