Suspect charged in man’s death after Silver Spring apartment assault

A suspect has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after a man was found dead following an assault in a Silver Spring, Maryland apartment.

Around 9:30 p.m. on Friday, police responded to the 12000 block of Veirs Mill Road in Silver Spring for a report of an assault in an apartment.

When they arrived on the scene, police found a man dead inside the apartment.

Montgomery County police arrested 24-year-old Jose Lara-Chacon, who also lived at the 12000 block of Veirs Mill Road. Police said Lara-Chacon was still inside the apartment when they arrived.

He was taken to the Central Processing Unit and charged with first-degree murder.

The victim’s body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to be autopsied to find the cause of death. Police said the autopsy would also help them to positively identify the victim.

A map of the location of the apartment can be seen below:

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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