Editor’s note: This story was updated at 3 p.m. Friday to reflect Bethesda Beat’s style on reporting the names of minors charged with crimes.
Montgomery County police arrested a 17-year-old suspect from Germantown on Thursday, after detectives discovered evidence connecting him to the homicide of Taon Lamont Cline, 20, on Gunners Branch Road in Germantown, police announced. Bethesda Beat generally does not identify minors who are charged with crimes.
The suspect was taken to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, according to a police news release.
According to police, around 10:50 p.m. on April 22, Fifth District officers responded to the 19500 block of Gunners Branch Road for reports of a shooting and upon arrival, found Cline suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Despite lifesaving efforts by officers, Cline was pronounced dead on the scene, police stated.
Detectives previously identified a 14-year-old suspect from Germantown as well as a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old from Kensington as suspects in connection to the incident, and obtained arrest warrants for them, police said. Two of the suspects were arrested on May 3, while the third suspect was arrested on May 5, according to the police.