Update, 6:20 p.m.
Montgomery County police have arrested a suspect in the North Gate Park shooting that took place Tuesday afternoon in Aspen Hill.
The unidentified 21-year-old victim, who was shot in the eye, remains in grave condition, police said.
Damacrius Damone Grays, 19, of the 4400 block of Fishermans Court in Olney, has been charged with attempted first degree murder, according to a police statement released Wednesday afternoon.
Police arrested Grays at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Olney area without incident.
Police continue to investigate the incident. According to a police statement, it is believed that Grays and the victim know each other and that a disagreement between them led to the shooting.
Original story, 9:52 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012
A 21-year-old man was shot in the eye in an Aspen Hill park and is in grave condition, according to police and news reports. There were reportedly several witnesses.
At approximately 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, police and fire rescue personnel responded to North Gate Park at the intersection of Grand Pre Road and Connecticut Avenue for the report of a shooting.
They found a 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound, according to a statement by Montgomery County police. The Gazette, quoting a Montgomery County police spokeswoman, reported that the man had been shot in the eye.
He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and was in grave condition Tuesday night, police said.
No weapon was found at the scene. There were several witnesses in the park at the time, according to reporting by The Gazette.
According to police, the suspect is being described as a black male, 5’7” tall, approximately 20 years of age, wearing a blue jacket.
Police said there may be a relationship or some association between the suspect and the victim. They were searching for suspects.
Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.