2022 | Police & Fire

UPDATE: Husband accused of intentionally driving SUV into wife in bank parking lot, killing her

Man is charged with first-degree murder

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This story was updated at 4:25 p.m. Jan. 14, 2022, to add new information and at 7:05 p.m. to add the names of the man and the woman.

A man intentionally drove an SUV into his wife after she exited a bank in Silver Spring on Friday, killing her, police said.

Himanshu Maganlal Tanna, 59, of Silver Spring has been charged with first-degree murder.

Montgomery County police said in a press release on Friday evening that his wife, Alka Himanshu Tanna, 59, was leaving the Capital One bank at 13301 New Hampshire Ave. in the Colesville area at around noon.

As she attempted to cross the parking lot, her husband accelerated a white Lexus SUV toward her, hitting her several times with the vehicle, police said.

Himanshu Maganlal Tanna then hit a lamp post, disabling the SUV, police said.

The SUV also hit the bank building, police department spokeswoman Shiera Goff said earlier in the day on Friday.

Alka Himanshu Tanna was killed.

Police said they took Himanshu Maganlal Tanna into custody without incident. He has been charged with first-degree murder and was being held without bond as of Friday evening.

Managing Editor Andrew Schotz contributed to this story.

Steve Bohnel can be reached at steve.bohnel@bethesdamagazine.com