Teen charged in attack & robbery that led to fatal hit-and-run

SILVER SPRING, MD. -- A 15-year-old Montgomery County girl is being charged as an adult with first-degree murder and other charges for her alleged role in an attack and robbery that ended with a fatal hit-and-run.

Ashley Elizabeth Bonilla, 15, of Silver Spring, Md. made her first court appearance on Wednesday and was ordered held without bond. She is the third person charged in connection with the incident.

The charges stem from June 8, 2018, when Montgomery County police discovered the body of Gregory Jonathan Atwood, 40, on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, near Hewitt Avenue.

Police said he had been hit by two cars, but they later determined that prior to that he had been attacked and robbed.

Police alleged that Bonilla, Mohammed Salous, 17, of Silver Spring, Md., and Kenneth Kpakima, 21, of Silver Spring, Md. stole Atwood's backpack and assaulted him in the 3300 block of Hewitt Avenue and continued the attack to near the intersection of Georgia and Hewitt Avenues.

Police said eventually Atwood fell into a wooded area near the intersection where the assault continued. Atwood then crawled onto Georgia Avenue where he collapsed.

Police alleged the suspects watched Atwood lay motionless in the street and then get run over by a car. The suspects then allegedly ran from the area at this point.

Before police arrived on-scene, they said a second car also hit Atwood.

Police said the attack was captured on surveillance video with audio.

Salous has also been charged as an adult with first-degree murder, while Kpakima is only facing assault and robbery charges. But police added the investigation is on-going.

A Montgomery County Police spokesperson said that while they do not believe anymore people will be charged related to the assault and robbery, they continue to look for the drivers involved in the two hit-and-runs.

Anyone with information regarding that part of the investigation is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.