Officers Will Not Be Charged For Death of Kwamena Ocran, Man Shot by Police in Gaithersburg in January

Officers Will Not Be Charged For Death of Kwamena Ocran, Man Shot by Police in Gaithersburg in January

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office sent out a press release this evening announcing that a Montgomery County Grand Jury declined to indict the Gaithersburg Police Officers involved in the January 8th shooting of Kwamena Orcan, 24.

Orcan was shot a killed by plain clothes police officers after they received word that he had a weapon. In statements, the officers said that they returned fire after Orcan shot at them first.

Read our original report from January here.

Press Release:

October 7, 2021

Good Evening,

Pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding between Howard and Montgomery Counties which stipulates that when an officer-involved use of force that results in death occurs in one county, the other county’s State’s Attorney’s Office will prosecute the matter, Howard County has notified Montgomery County that it reached a conclusion in the shooting of Kwamena Ocran.

On January 8th, 2021 there was a shooting involving four officers with the Gaithersburg Police Department at 14 South Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg. The officers involved were Sergeant Willie Delgado, Corporal Larbi Dakkouni, and Officers James Doyle and Kyle Khuen.

24-year-old Kwamena Ocran died as a result of gunshot wounds following contact with the officers.

An investigation which took place over the last several months included four days of presentations before the Grand Jury of Montgomery County. Late this afternoon, October 7th2021, the Grand Jury declined to indict the officers involved in the shooting.

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