Detectives Investigating Homicide in Boyds

by Patrick Herron

Detectives Investigating Homicide in Boyds

Detectives are investigating the April 13th homicide of Javon Jamal Gordon (23) of Boyds, MD. Gordon was shot near his home on Ethel Rose Way in Boyds.

Gordon was a graduate of Clarksburg High School, where he played on the football team.

From the Montgomery County Police Department: 

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating the homicide of 23-year-old Javon Jamal Gordon of Ethel Rose Way in Boyds.  Investigators do not believe this was a random incident.

On Tuesday, April 13, at approximately 6:52 pm, the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call for the report of a shooting in the 12900 block of Ethel Rose Way in Boyds.  5th District officers responded to the area and located Gordon laying in the street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body.  Residents had already begun to administer CPR and responding officers continued to attempt these lifesaving measures.  Fire and Rescue personnel also responded to the scene.  Despite the lifesaving attempts, Gordon was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Preliminary investigation by Major Crimes detectives has determined that Gordon briefly interacted with the suspect(s),who were in a vehicle, before he was shot.  The suspect(s) then fled the area in the vehicle.

This remains an active and ongoing homicide investigation and no further details can be confirmed at this time.

The Department urges anyone who has information about this homicide or involved suspect(s) to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online or via the P3 Tips app.  A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the homicide suspect(s).


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