19-Year-Old Arrested for Germantown Murder; MCPD Announces 100 Percent Closure Rate for Homicides in 2022

by Patrick Herron

Editor’s note: According to Montgomery County Police, 16 homicides have been investigated in 2022.
Per MCPD: 19-year-old Kyler Mcroy, of Gaithersburg, has been indicted with first-degree murder for the February 10, 2022 homicide of 19-year-old Keon Jones.  This homicide arrest marks a 100% closure rate for all homicides investigated by the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division in 2022.

On February 10, 2022, 5th District officers responded to the location of Cinnamon Drive and Mustard Seed Court for the report of a shooting that just occurred. Officers arrived at the scene and located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers provided life saving measures until fire rescue arrived and transported Jones to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Jones, of Germantown, subsequently succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital on February 11, 2022.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify Mcroy as a suspect. On October 27, 2022, Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office indicted Mcroy with first-degree murder in reference to the homicide of Keon Jones. This is an active and ongoing investigation. Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are asking anyone who has information about this homicide to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous.


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1 comment

Janet November 16, 2022 - 4:45 am

The missing of police patrolling are the first reason for elevating crime in this area Germantown, MD
It’s shocking to me, since I been living in the area for 37 years peacefully but, since 2020/21, 22 …. the crime has gone up; catch and free next day is stupid not working. Juveniles are crime are increasingly high and I don’t care if you call them juveniles they are criminals as well. Lock 🔒 them up fallow the LAW respect the LAW period • thank you very much.
Excuse my spelling mistakes. Thanks


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