Victims of Wednesday’s Shooting in Germantown Shot and Killed Each Other Following Altercation, According to MCPD

by Patrick Herron

At approximately 4:20 p.m., 5th District officers responded to Holy Cross Germantown Hospital in the 19800 block of Observation Drive for the report of an individual suffering from a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, officers located 16-year-old, Cesar Segovia of Gaithersburg, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Segovia was pronounced dead at the hospital. At approximately 4:40 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the 19700 block of Crystal Rock Drive for the report of a shooting that just occurred. Upon arrival, officers located 21-year-old, Jeffrey Baffour Akowuah of Germantown, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Despite lifesaving efforts by fire rescue, Akowuah was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation has determined that Akowuah and Segovia met in the area of 19600 Crystal Rock Drive at approximately 4:10 p.m. For reasons unknown at this time, during the encounter, an altercation ensued and Akowuah and Segovia shot each other.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are continuing to work to confirm additional information regarding the details of the encounter and shooting deaths of these two individuals.

This is an active and ongoing homicide investigation.

The department urges anyone who has information about this crime 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).

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