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Two 18-year-old suspects identified in Fairland homicide investigation

A man and woman are wanted in connection to the shooting death of 18-year-old Kennedy Merrit-Millit.
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FAIRLAND, Md. — Major Crimes detectives in Montgomery County have identified two suspects in a homicide investigation that happened earlier this week.

On Friday, June 25, Captain Ruben Rosario, the Director of Montgomery County Police Department's Major Crimes Division, announced the suspects were identified by Rosario as 18-year-old John Delonte Black, Jr. of Burtonsville, Maryland, and 18-year-old Annbel Sierra Massilon of Silver Spring, Maryland. Rosario asked for the public's help in finding them.

Both the suspects should be considered dangerous. Anyone who sees them should call 911 immediately, or if anyone has information about where they may be should call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5060. 

The two are wanted in connection to the death of 18-year-old Kennedy Merrit-Millit, who was found dead in the Fairland area of Montgomery County Tuesday night.

Credit: Montgomery County Police Department

"We lament the fact that it's young people hurting young people, of course, but at the end of the day we have to do what we have to do to provide justice to the family," Rosario said.

Officers with the Montgomery County Police Department responded to a reported shooting near the intersection of Greencastle Road and Turbridge Drive around 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, police said in a tweet late Tuesday night.

Responding officers found Merrit-Millit, of Rockville, shot lying in the intersection. Life-saving measures were performed until Merrit-Millit was taken to a local hospital for further treatment, where he died from his injuries. 

Homicide detectives were called to the scene to continue the investigation.

Rosario said investigators believe the shooting was the result of some kind of altercation. Rosario said he did not believe the victim and suspects knew each other, but people in their groups knew each other.

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