2021 | Police & Fire

UPDATED: Man found dead inside home after report of shooting

One person in custody; police investigating case as homicide

This story was updated at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2021, to include the fact that someone is in custody and that the death is being investigated as a homicide

A man was found dead Monday afternoon inside a home in the Hillandale area of Silver Spring after a report of a shooting, Montgomery County police said.

Police posted on Twitter Monday that they that got a call for the report of a shooting at 12:42 p.m. and that they were investigating the death of a male inside a home in the 900 block of Balmoral Drive.

In another post, police wrote that someone was in custody and there was “no danger to the community.”

Police wrote that they were investigating the man’s death as a homicide.

A police spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.

The area where the male was found dead was close to the site of a homicide that occurred in May 2020.

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