UPDATE: Takoma Park Man and Silver Spring Man Arrested for Shots Fired Incident

Police learned that Jordan Allen Kamara, 22, of Silver Spring, is a convicted felon. He was arrested Oct. 7.

Update, Oct. 8, 7:53 a.m.: Shortly after the arrest of Silver Spring resident Jordan Allen Kamara, 22, who was charged with first- and second-degree assault in connection with shots fired in Takoma Park Sept. 23, he was released on $20,000 bail, according to a Takoma Park Police release.

The weapon recovered at the scene, a Smith and Wesson 9mm semi-automatic handgun, was reported stolen by Virginia State Police. It was also learned that Kamara is a convicted felon, police said, which means it is illegal for him to own or possess firearms in Maryland.

Kamara was arrested Oct. 7 by Montgomery County Police when he arrived at the Silver Spring District Court for an unrelated traffic offense, police said. Karmara was charged with possession of a firearm while being convicted of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and first-degree assault.

Montgomery County Police were alerted by the Takoma Park Gang Investigator that Kamara was wanted on active warrants for violation of probation and theft under $1,000 (stolen handgun). He was also charged with firearm possession with felony convictions, police said.

Kamara was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit in Rockville.

Update, Sept. 24, 1 p.m.: Two men were arrested Friday night around 11:30 p.m. in connection with the shots fired on Maple Avenue and Sligo Creek Parkway, Takoma Park Police said.

James Gondor, 23, of Takoma Park, and Jordan Allen Kamara, 22, of Silver Spring, were arrested after a Takoma Park Police officer spotted a green minivan that was suspected to be the vehicle used in the shots fired.

While responding to a call on northbound New Hampshire Avenue, the officer spotted a green Ford minivan driving on eastbound Sligo Creek Parkway. The van continued northbound on to New Hampshire Avenue. The officer initiated a traffic stop, The vehicle stopped at Erskine Street at 13th Avenue, police said.

The officer gave directions to the driver, Gondor, which were ignored. But after several requests, Gondor finally complied and placed the keys of the vehicle on the roof of the van, police said.

Then the passenger of the vehicle, Kamara, bailed out of the vehicle with a semi-automatic handgun. He pointed the weapon at the officer, and fled on foot into the backyard of the homes on 13th Avenue, police said. Takoma Park Police K9 arrived and began searching for Kamara. They located him in the 7100 block of 13th Avenue and took him into custody without incident, police said.

Montgomery County K9 Officer and his partner conducted a track for evidence and located a Smith and Wesson 9mm semi-automatic handgun in the street in the 7200 block of 13th Avenue, police said.

Gondor was charged with wearing, carrying or transporting a firearm, possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance Marijuana and false
statements to a police officer.

Jordan Kamara was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a violent felony, wearing, carrying or transporting a firearm and failure to identify.

Update, Sept. 24, 12:45 a.m.: An arrest was made for the shots fired on Maple Avenue and on Sligo Creek Parkway, Takoma Park Police said. A vehicle and gun have also been recovered, police said.

Original post: Around 9:15 p.m. Friday, Takoma Park Police responded to reports of shots fired on Maple Avenue. At the same time, reports were also made about shots being fired on Sligo Creek Parkway, police said.

Spent shell casings were located by an officer on Sligo Creek Parkway near Houston Avenue. Shell casings were recovered as far as Sligo Creek Parkway and Route 29. There were no reports of injuries and a suspect has not been located, police said.

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police have taken the lead on the investigation with assistance from the Takoma Park Police.

The investigation so far revealed the spent shell casings in these incidents are the same brand Sept. 15.

Charles L.Garris October 08, 2011 at 07:06 PM
When Kamara pointed his weapon at the officer, the officer could have shot him. Period. When Gondor failed to comply with the officer's 1st request for keys, he could have drawn her service weapon and had it ready, as Kamara exited the vehicle. That officer is lucky to be alive.


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