2 men charged with 1st-degree murder in Silver Spring shooting

Two Maryland men have been arrested in connection with a shooting in Silver Spring, Maryland, earlier this month which left a 20-year-old dead.

Brian Gaitan-Sanchez, 20, of Bladensburg, and Javier Reyes, 21, of Silver Spring, were charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of 20-year-old Walter Woods, of Takoma Park.

In a news release, police said on March 7, at around 9 p.m., officers were called to the 1700 block of Hampshire Green Lane following a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found Woods with gunshot wounds.

He was taken to the hospital where he later dead.

Police said they identified Gaitan-Sanchez and Reyes as the suspects and obtained a search and seizure warrant.

Police arrested both men on Tuesday.

They are being held without bond at the Montgomery County’s Central Processing Unit.

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Tadiwos Abedje

Tadi Abedje is a freelance digital writer/editor for WTOP. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Northern Virginia. Journalism has been his No. 1 passion since he was a kid and he is blessed to be around people, telling their stories and sharing them with the world.

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