Credit: Via MCPD

A Bethesda man allegedly shot and killed his 88-year-old mother in her Silver Spring home before fatally shooting himself Wednesday evening, according to police.

Garvey Dyer, 61, of the 4700 block of Bethesda Avenue, and his mother Rose Dyer were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds in her home in the 1400 block of Fenwick Lane in Silver Spring, according to a Montgomery County police press release.

Police spokesman Officer Rick Goodale said detectives believe Garvey Dyer shot his mother, then himself.

Police had responded to the home in the 1400 block of Fenwick Lane for the report of an assault at about 8:45 p.m.

His family had learned earlier that evening that Garvey Dyer was going to his mother’s home, according to police.