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Update: Germantown Man Leads Police on Multi-State Pursuit, Identify of Suspect Released

A 26-year-old Germantown man is in custody after leading law enforcement on a pursuit that ended in VA. On July 4, 2022, at approximately 9:20 a.m., 5th District patrol officers responded to the 11300 block of Hawks Ridge Terrace in Germantown, for the report of a male shooting a rifle at people. The suspect, Frederick Njihia, shot multiple times at a WSSC worker, striking his vehicle several times, as well as a male standing next to his truck.
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Man charged in Montgomery County police chase that ended in Fairfax Co. crash

A Germantown, Maryland, man has been charged in a police chase that started in Germantown and ended with a crash in Fairfax, Virginia, that closed Route 7 in Tysons. Frederick K. Njihia, 26, will be charged in Montgomery County with four counts of attempted murder and first-degree assault with a firearm. The Virginia State Police are charging him with on one felony count of eluding police and one misdemeanor count of reckless driving. He’s being held without bond in Virginia.

Man fires shots at Montgomery County officer in Germantown, leading to pursuit, police say

A man fired shots at a Montgomery County police officer in Germantown Monday morning, leading to a police pursuit that went into Virginia, police said. Police got a call just after 9:20 a.m. for a man with a gun who was firing shots in the 11300 block of Hawks Ridge Terrace, police said in a statement Monday. When officers got to the scene the man tried to get away, then fired at an officer, police said.

Suspect allegedly shoots at Maryland officer, high-speed pursuit ends in Fairfax Co. crash

GERMANTOWN, Md. & TYSONS, Va. (7News) — A man is in police custody after he allegedly fired at random people Monday morning in a Germantown neighborhood, as well as a responding police officer, before leading cops on a high-speed chase into northern Virginia. The pursuit ended with a crash in Fairfax County, closing both directions of Route 7 at the Dulles Toll Road-Leesburg Pike interchange for several hours.

Man Arrested In Shooting That Damaged Officer’s Car, Led To Police Pursuit That Ended In Virginia Crash

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 26-year-old Germantown man is in police custody after he allegedly shot at a Montgomery County Police officer and led authorities on a car chase that ended in Virginia on Monday, according to authorities. Police initially responded to a report of a man shooting a rifle at people in the 11300 block of Hawks Ridge Terrace Germantown, Maryland, around 9:20 a.m.  Officers learned that Frederick Nijhia had fired off several rounds of bullets at a WSSC Water utility worker, striking his vehicle multiple times, police said. Nijhia also allegedly shot at a man standing next to the utility worker’s truck,...
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Suspect Shot at Police, Police Chased Suspect Through Two States

A police chase that went through Virginia and Maryland Fourth of July morning ended with a crash along Route 7, the Montgomery County Police said. Authorities were trying to catch an armed man who fired shots at an officer. At 9:20 a.m. Monday morning the Montgomery authorities received multiple calls...

PHOTO GALLERY: Leesburg Independence Day Parade

Leesburg’s 32nd annual Independence Day parade rolled down King Street on Monday, July 4 with more 60 entries and and floats. This year, the Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club judged Primal Axe’s mobile axe throwing trailer as “Best in Show,” winning this year’s Patriot Cup. The...