Per MCPD: A 42-year-old man has been arrested after shooting at a Montgomery County Police officer the morning of Tuesday, December 6, 2022. As a result of recent gun store burglaries, Montgomery County Police officers were on proactive patrol in the 700 block of East Gude Dr., when at approximately 12:30 a.m., an employee of Engage Armament ran towards the officer’s unmarked car and began shooting, hitting the unmarked car twice.
The employee, Andrew S. Raymond, of Darnestown, was outside of the store when the Montgomery County Police officer drove into the parking lot of Engage Armament. The officer witnessed a white male run towards his vehicle, while reaching into his waistband. The officer attempted to drive away when he heard gunshots. He then radioed for assistance and gave officers a description of the shooter. The officer noticed Raymond running towards his vehicle and he activated his emergency equipment, signaling that he was a police officer. Raymond immediately stopped, dropped his weapon, raised his hands and was taken into custody.
Raymond was transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit, where he is awaiting a bond hearing. Raymond has been charged with first-degree assault and related handgun offenses.