2021 | Police & Fire

Fourth person charged in Gaithersburg shooting from October

Two men were injured in shooting in hotel parking lot

share this

Gaithersburg police have arrested a fourth person in connection with an October shooting that injured two men in the parking lot of the Homewood Suites by Hilton.

Joseph Allen Iverson Pierre, 21, of King James Way, has been charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm and other firearm-related charges, police said in a press release on Thursday.

Police have said that on Oct. 3, two men, then ages 19 and 21, were shot around 1 a.m. in the 800 block of Russell Avenue. The two men and the shooters were all guests at the hotel and one of the victims was attending a party there, police said.

When attendees went outside, police said, there was a dispute and the two men were shot. Both victims were taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.

Joshua Harrison, then 21, of Germantown was charged on Oct. 3 with firing shots, and brothers Malik and Malcolm Anderson, then ages 22 and 20, were later charged.

Harrison is charged with reckless endangerment, assault and discharging a firearm in an urban area. Charges against the Andersons include attempted first-degree murder.

Pierre was driving on Lost Knife Road March 5 when officers stopped him, police said on Thursday. Pierre was arrested and charged with possession of a loaded handgun by a prohibited person due to a prior conviction.

Police said they later determined that shell casings recovered from the Oct. 3 shooting were from the same gun they recovered from Pierre on March 5.

A warrant was issued on April 21. Pierre was charged on Tuesday with one count each of first-degree assault, felony use of a firearm, firearm possession, illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition, handgun on person and handgun in vehicle, as well as two counts of having a loaded handgun, according to court records.

He is due in court May 28. No attorney information was listed on Thursday.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com