Armed Suspect Dead After Gaithersburg Police Chase and Shooting

Armed Suspect Dead After Gaithersburg Police Chase and Shooting

Around 5:50PM Friday, the Gaithersburg City Police Street Crimes Unit was conducting surveillance on a reported armed suspect. When Officers approached the suspect, he fled across South Frederick Avenue near Cedar Avenue in Gaithersburg.

During the foot pursuit, shots were fired by Street Crimes Unit Officers after the suspect displayed a handgun.

One suspect was shot. Officers immediately rendered aid and Paramedics responded for further treatment, however the suspect died from injuries on scene. No officers were injured. The suspect’s gun was recovered on the scene.

A large number of Gaithersburg City Police, Montgomery County Police, and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue units responded.

According to their website, the Gaithersburg Police Street Crimes Unit, the unit involved in the shooting, “addresses crime patterns, gathers intelligence, and enforces narcotic laws and acts as a liaison with similar units of allied agencies to de-conflict or coordinate investigations.”

1/10 Update: The man fatally shot by Gaithersburg police Friday evening after a foot chase has been identified as 24 year old Kwamena Ocran. The officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave.

Montgomery County police said in a news release that officers with the street crimes unit of the Gaithersburg police received information that Orcan was armed with a handgun. The county police are investigating Ocran’s shooting.

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