Teen arrested for Maryland mall stabbing
WHEATON, Md. – Montgomery County Police announced that they arrested a suspect in connection with Tuesday’s deadly double stabbing at the Westfield Wheaton Mall. Police say that Angelo Lamont Jackson, 17, will be tried as an adult and is facing two counts of first-degree murder.
Police say the stabbing occurred around 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday inside of the Westfield Wheaton Mall. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two men who were suffering from apparent stab wounds. Both men were transported to local hospitals. Both men eventually succumbed to their injuries. One of the victims has been identified as 24-year-old Angel Alfredo Pineda-Gomez. The identity of the second victim has not yet been released.
According to officials, during the investigation, detectives looked at surveillance video that showed the suspect, armed with a knife, stabbing one victim and pursuing the second. That video also showed the suspect in a physical altercation in the lower level of the mall before the stabbing occurred. Several officers were able to identify that suspect as Angelo Lamont Jackson from having prior contact with the suspect.
Police obtained a warrant and arrested Jackson on Wednesday as he left his residence. He was is currently being held without bond.
Investigators say they are still working to confirm a motive for these stabbings.