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2 charged in Rockville Red Roof Inn homicide

Police say the victim was staying at the Red Roof Inn when he answered a knock at his door and was shot.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — A man is dead after a shooting at a Red Roof Inn in Montgomery County, police say. Two men are now charged with his murder.

Rockville Police Department officers were first called to the scene in the 16000 block of Shady Grove Road for a report of a man shot. Rockville Police said that due to the seriousness of the man's injuries, Montgomery County Police's Major Crimes Unit was called in to take over the investigation of the shooting.

Montgomery County Police arrived around 11:30 p.m. after receiving multiple calls reporting the sound of gunshots at the hotel. Officers found a man shot. Investigators say the man was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The victim was later identified by police as 39-year-old Javier Gonzalez-Mena. The investigation determined that Gonzalez-Mena was staying at the Red Roof Inn when he received a knock on his room door. Gonzalez-Mena stepped outside to talk to the suspects when he was shot.

Police identified the two men as 32-year-old Micah Clemons of Virginia, and 34-year-old Sergey Danshin of Rockville. Both men were taken into custody without incident. Both have been charged with first-degree murder and gun-related charges. They are being held without bond.

Investigators believe that the shooting was an isolated incident and there is no further danger to the community.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). 

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