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Murdered Woman & Slayer Were From Germantown; Man Had Criminal History

Montgomery County Police have released the names of the victim and the suspect connected with yesterday’s domestic murder-suicide, which took place at the Washingtonian Gas Station at the corner of Route 118 and Route 355 at 12:24 pm. They are both from Germantown, and the murderer was a career criminal who had done long stretches in prison.

The woman who was killed has been identified as Shakina Perkins-Moody, 34, and the male who took his own life when confronted by an off-duty Montgomery County Police officer seconds after shooting his wife was Johnnie Perkins, 42. Both are from the 18200 block of Smoke House Court in Germantown.

Police say that the victim and suspect were involved in a relationship, although detectives have not been able to confirm the victim and suspect’s marital status.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that Shakina Perkins-Moody and Johnnie Perkins arrived at the gas station with the victim’s 16-year-old daughter in a black Cadillac Escalade. The daughter was sent into the store to pay for gas. The suspect and victim remained in the vehicle and became involved in an argument. The argument culminated with Johnnie Perkins shooting Shakina Perkins-Moody.

During this incident, an off-duty Montgomery County police officer in a marked cruiser was parked in a lot adjacent to the gas station. The off-duty officer heard a shot, and as he approached the vehicle, the male subject shot himself. No one else was injured. The off-duty officer did not discharge his firearm.