Gaithersburg police release new details from North Summit Avenue incident, including body cam video

Gaithersburg police on Thursday released body camera footage that includes the sound police believed was a gunshot that prompted a shelter in place order in the North Summit Avenue neighborhood.

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According to police, they were responding to a reported traffic hazard in a parking lot in the 300 block of North Summit Avenue.

When they arrived, they found a vehicle blocking the flow of traffic into an apartment complex.

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When they talked to the driver, they determined that he may have been under the influence.

While they investigated, police heard what sounded like a gunshot, prompting the officers at the scene to take shelter. They also say they saw a person dart inside an apartment from a balcony.


Police called in additional units and eventually asked people in the neighborhood to shelter in place while they investigated.

A number of officers from other agencies responded to the scene.

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After searching the area, they lifted the shelter-in-place order.

If you can help police in their investigation, call (301) 258-6400.