Maryland authorities are searching for a woman who was filmed pulling a gun on a juvenile male, TMZ reports.
According to the Montgomery County Police department, the incident took place during a traffic dispute on Jan. 16 in downtown Silver Spring. Law enforcement has not specified when it obtained the footage, which was taken by a witness, but released it to the public on Tuesday.
Police say the incident began shortly before 2:25 p.m. local time on the 900 block of Ellsworth Drive, where a female motorist got out of her car and started arguing with a skateboarder. It’s unclear what sparked the confrontation, but police say a female passerby interjected herself into the dispute for unknown reasons. Once the first female suspect began confronting the juvenile, a second woman reportedly went to a vehicle parked on the side and then drove toward the altercation. The second woman then exited the car and handed a firearm to the first female suspect, who then used it to threaten the young skateboarder.
Detectives Investigate First-Degree Assault with Handgun in Downtown Silver Spring – Anyone with info. about suspects is urged to call Crime Solvers: 1-866-411-TIPS.(8477) More: https://t.co/L3gCvdJBZk pic.twitter.com/KVwujcwV56
— Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) March 30, 2021
TMZ reports the woman never fired the handgun, and no injuries were reported. The incident is being investigated as a first-degree assault with a handgun.
Police are now asking anyone with information about the two suspects to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870 or submit a report via Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
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