Press Release: Decedent Identified in July’s Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Montgomery County

Per the news release from the Maryland Attorney General’s Office:  The Independent Investigations Division of the Office of the Attorney General has identified the decedent in the fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred on July 20 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

The decedent has been identified as 35-year-old Hamed Ghorouni Delcheh, of Germantown, Maryland. Because the involved officer was assigned to the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force at the time of the shooting, the Independent Investigations Division is investigating this incident in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Both agencies continue to investigate the circumstances of this fatal shooting.

Original Release: The Independent Investigations Division (IID) of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General responded to a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Wednesday morning.

On July 20, the IID was notified by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office that at approximately 9:30 a.m., a deputy sheriff assigned to the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF) was serving an arrest warrant in the 100 block of Garth Terrace in Gaithersburg. During the execution of the warrant, the deputy discharged their firearm, fatally injuring the wanted man. A second man was shot and taken to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries. As a result of the involved deputy’s duty assignment to the federal task force, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Baltimore Field Office is conducting the initial investigation.

The IID retains an obligation under Maryland law to conduct its own investigation and write its own report of the shooting. At the conclusion of the IID’s investigation, that report will be referred to the relevant State’s Attorney’s Office to consider whether state charges are appropriate.

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.

LIVE PERFORMANCES By: CULTURE Feat. Kenyatta Hill, EXCO LEVI, IMAGE BAND, RAS LIDJ REGG'GO with Special Guest SUGAR BEAR FROM E.U. & MORE! & MORE!

MUSIC By: DJ ABLAZE, DJ SMALLY & NAJ SUPREME

2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES

KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE!!!

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