This story was updated at 6:23 p.m. on June 29, 2021, to correct the spelling of Kennedy Merritt-Millet’s name, which was initially misspelled by police
Montgomery County police have identified a man who was found dead in the Fairland area of Silver Spring late Tuesday night. Police are investigating his death as a homicide.
Kennedy Merritt-Millet, 18, of Rockville, was found dead Tuesday night in the intersection of Greencastle Road and Turbridge Drive, police said in a press release.
Officers got a call around 11:16 p.m. for a reported shooting near the intersection, police said. When officers got there, they found Merritt-Millet lying in the intersection. His injuries indicated that he might have been shot, police said.
Police tried to save Merritt-Millet’s life until Fire & Rescue members arrived and took him to a hospital, police said. He later died of his injuries.
Police said Wednesday that they don’t think Merritt-Millet’s death is random. Officer Rick Goodale said it’s being investigated as a shooting, but the official cause of death will be determined by an autopsy.
Police had initially posted about Merritt-Millet’s death on Twitter earlier on Wednesday, but did not identify him or provide other details.
Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call them at 240-773-5070.
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