Rockville Man Arrested for Assault & Firearm Related Charges Stemming From a January 31st Shooting in Gaithersburg

by MCS Staff

Detectives from the Gaithersburg Police DepartmentInvestigative Section have arrested a suspect involved in the shooting that occurred on January 31, 2023, in the area of N. Summit Avenue. With the assistance from the Montgomery County Police – Repeat Offender Unit, police arrested 23-year-old Delonte Jamar Hunter on Tuesday, February 28 in Rockville, where he was taken into custody without incident.

On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at approximately 6:28 a.m., officers from both the Gaithersburg Police Department and the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District responded to the area of N. Summit Avenue for the report of a shooting that just occurred. Officers located two adult victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers provided first-aid to both victims until Fire and Rescue personnel arrived. The victims were then transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Gaithersburg Police Department detectives were able to identify the suspect in the shooting as Hunter. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for attempted first degree murder, attempted assault first degree, assault first degree, reckless endangerment, and firearm use/felony – violent crime charges. Hunter was transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit. Bond information is not available at this time.

Delonte Jamar Hunter


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