Silver Spring Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Joel Turcios, 25, of Silver Spring was arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder, Takoma Park Police announced Sept. 3.

According to Chief Antonio DeVaul, at 12:45 a.m. on Aug. 6, police responded to the IHOP restaurant in the 7400 block of New Hampshire Avenue for reports of a shooting. A male victim was taken to the hospital at that time.

Following an investigation, police obtained a warrant for Turcios, who was taken into custody, where he remains.

According to the original police report, several witnesses told police that a man was having a dispute outside the restaurant that escalated into gunfire.

Turcios was charged in District Court for Montgomery County with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, having a loaded handgun and firearm use in a felony violent crime. His preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 9.

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Suzanne Pollak

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Suzanne is a freelance reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She has over 35 years professional experience writing for newspapers, magazines, non-profit newsletters and the web.


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