MCPD: Nineteen-Year-Old Dead Following Piney Branch Shooting

by Patrick Herron

The third male, later identified as Willians Anderson Alberto Cruz, was found in a wooded area towards the back of 100 block of Colony Road suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Montgomery County Police Officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel immediately performed life-saving measures, however Alberto Cruz was pronounced dead at the scene. A fourth male victim was located uninjured at the scene.

The preliminary investigation by detectives has determined that the victims were at the location when they were approached by an unknown number of suspects who began to shoot at the victims. This is an active and ongoing investigation.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are asking anyone who has information about this shooting and 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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