2022 | Police & Fire

County police identify males, ages 16 and 21, killed in reported Germantown shooting

Case being investigated as a homicide; incident occurred near Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, police say

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This story was updated at 2:40 p.m. on May 12, 2022, to include additional information

Montgomery County police say they have identified a 21-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy who died following a reported shooting in Germantown on Wednesday afternoon.

Jeffrey Baffour Akowuah, 21, of Germantown met with Cesar Segovia, 16, of Gaithersburg, for “unknown reasons” in the area of 19600 Crystal Rock Drive around 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, police said in a press release Thursday.

Officers got a call around 4:20 p.m. for a report of someone at Holy Cross Hospital who had been shot, police said. Upon responding, they found Segovia dead in the hospital after suffering an “apparent gunshot wound.”

Officers then were called to the 19700 block of Crystal Rock Drive for a reported shooting and found Akowuah also suffering from an “apparent gunshot wound,” police said. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service crews tried to save his life, but Akowuah died at the scene, police said.

Police did not provide additional details about what happened or about the relationship between Akowuah and Segovia. A police spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.

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