This story was updated at 12:10 p.m. Jan. 5 to correct Maurice Cortez Mercer’s name. Initially, police identified him as Maurice Mercer Cortez.
A man found dead in a Germantown home on Wednesday was 30-year-old Maurice Cortez Mercer, Montgomery County police said.
Police previously said the man had a gunshot wound. The office of the chief medical examiner has ruled that his death was a homicide caused by a gunshot wound.
Police said in press release on Thursday that Mercer lived in the 12500 block of Cross Ridge Way.
Officers responding to a report of a suspicious situation found Mercer dead at a home in that block on Wednesday at about 3:51 p.m., authorities said.
Police have not released additional details about Mercer’s death.
They have asked with information about the case to call 240-773-5070 or the Crime Solvers of Montgomery County anonymous tip line at 866-411-8477.
Montgomery County police also are looking into an unrelated death from Wednesday, after a woman’s body was found in a pond near the 14200 block of Ballinger Terrace in Burtonsville.
The woman’s body also was sent to the medical examiner’s office.