Fatal shooting in Silver Spring

Fatal shooting in northwest (PHOTO: MGN)

SILVER SPRING, MD. – Montgomery County Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Sunday morning.

Around 4 a.m. police responded to the 7-Eleven located at 8202 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring for the report of an assault in progress.  Responding officers located an unresponsive male outside the store suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Officers attempted to help he man but he died of his injuries on scene. The man is being identified as 27 year old Deon Christopher McDonald.

An early investigation has revealed that McDonald was purchasing an item inside the 7-Eleven and became involved in a dispute with the store clerk during the transaction.  An armed, on-duty security guard, employed by 7-Eleven, intervened.  The dispute between McDonald and the security guard became physical and continued to the outside of the store.  During the physical altercation outside of the store, the 44-year-old security guard discharged his weapon and struck McDonald.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this event is urged to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240 -773 -5070.