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Target Parking Lot Killer Held Without Bond



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The man who police say shot and killed the 23-year-old Germantown girl who friends called Shadé on Monday night in the parking lot of the Germantown Target store will be held without bond.

Donald Wayne Bicker, Jr., 27, of Hagerstown, is held for the murder of Mariam Folashade Adebayo, has been released from the hospital and has appeared before a court commissioner. He is currently being held without bond and will have a bond review tomorrow at 1:00 pm in Rockville. He is being charged with first degree murder.

At 7:33 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.


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At the scene, multiple witnesses observed an altercation in a vehicle between Adebayo and Bricker. 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 handgun. Bricker fired the gun in the direction of Adebayo and she fell to the ground. Bricker was then observed walking up to Adebayo and shooting her again. Bricker then fled from the scene in a white, older model, Ford Ranger pickup truck.

According to police, at approximately 7:42 pm, an officer located Bricker’s vehicle in the area of Comus Road and Old Hundred Road in Dickerson. Officers then initiated their cruisers’ emergency lights and sirens. When the suspect failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated.

Bricker then led police on a high-speed chase on the rural roads in far western Montgomery County, according to police reports heard over a police scanner. In Dickerson, the suspect began heading south on Rt. 28 with officers in pursuit. Pursuing officers communicated over the radio that the suspect reached speeds of 80- or 90-miles per hour as he sped eastbound on Rt. 28 before crashing.


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