Arrests Made in Briggs Chaney Area Homicide

Two suspects have been arrested for the October 8th homicide of 22-year-old Garrett Alexander McClees that occurred in the Edgewood Neighborhood Park, Montgomery County police say.

Earl Junius Bennette, age 24, and Shante Gladden, age 22, were arrested Friday afternoon and have been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery.

On October 8 at approximately 4:43 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received multiple calls for a shooting and the sound of shots fired in the Edgewood Neighborhood Park in the Briggs Chaney area.

Montgomery County police officers and Maryland-National Capital Park (Montgomery County Division) police officers and Fire-Rescue personnel responded to the park and located McClees, suffering from a gunshot wound; he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. 

On October 22, detectives obtained arrest warrants for Gladden and Bennette. On October 23, both suspects were arrested.

The Montgomery County Police Department would like to thank the Maryland-National Capital Park Police - Montgomery County Division for their assistance in this investigation.
 

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