WASHINGTON — Police have arrested and charged a Silver Spring man with attempted murder in connection with a shooting last week.
Montgomery County Police arrested 22-year-old Donta Labell Pope in D.C. on Monday. He has since been charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
On Sept. 10 at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the 900 block of University Boulevard East for the report of a shooting. Officers found a 25-year-old male and 40-year-old male each suffering from a gunshot wound. Both were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigation revealed that Pope, the two victims, and several other acquaintances were socializing in the rear yard of a home on University Boulevard East when an argument began. Pope was asked to leave.
Police say Pope then removed a handgun from his waistband and shot several times, striking the two victims. He then fled from the home.
Detectives identified Pope as the suspect and in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, obtained a warrant for his arrest.
He is currently in custody in D.C. and is awaiting extradition to Montgomery County.
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