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Target Parking Lot Murder Victim Was Germantown Resident


Montgomery County Police have released the identity of the 24-year-old woman who was allegedly shot to death by her ex-boyfriend in the parking lot of the Target store in Germantown last night.

The woman has been identified as Mariam Folashade Adebayo, age 24, of Germantown. According to WUSA news, she was a graduate of Seneca Valley High School and a graduated from the University of Maryland in 2013.


Police say she was shot and killed by Donald Wayne Bricker, Jr., 27, of Hagerstown. Bricker remains in police custody in the hospital with injuries suffered after crashing the Ford Ranger pickup truck he was driving while leading police on a chase through western Montgomery County. He is being charged with first degree murder.

At 7:303 pm, Monday evening on June 1, police received multiple calls for a in the parking lot in front of the Target located at 20908 North Frederick Road in Germantown. Officers responded to the area and located the victim, Mariam Folashade Adebayo.

Multiple witnesses at the scene observed an altercation in a vehicle between Adebayo and Bricker, according to police. Witnesses stated that at some point during the altercation, Adebayo exited the vehicle to get away from Bricker. The suspect then exited the vehicle holding a