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Clarksburg Man Charged in Kitchen House Way Homicide

Montgomery County Police have charged a Clarksburg resident in connection with the April 29 quadruple shooting at a Germantown townhouse which left a 19-year-old dead.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested Eric Anthony Lee, 23, of the 13500 block of Wood Crest Manor Way in Clarksburg, for the homicide of 19-year-old Amaru Amir Santos Johnson that occurred on April 29 inside of a townhouse at 12839 Kitchen House Way.

According to police, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore ruled Johnson’s manner of death as a homicide by gunshot wound.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for Lee on Wednesday, May 3 charging him with first-degree murder and home invasion. On May 4, Montgomery County Police officers arrested Lee at a residence in Westminster Maryland. Lee is currently being held without bond.

According to police, Lee and a second suspect were in the Kitchen House Way neighborhood about an hour before the shooting, where they robbed two victims at gunpoint in the parking lot area. The robbery victims fled to the home where the shooting ultimately occurred.

A short time after the earlier robbery had occurred, Johnson and two other subsequent shooting victims were standing outside of the home on Kitchen House Way when Lee and a second suspect arrived at the house. Johnson and the two other subsequent shooting victims had been called to the home in reference to the earlier robbery. Upon approaching the front door to the home, one suspect immediately shot one of the victims in the leg. Johnson and a third victim attempted to flee inside of the residence where they were also shot. A fourth victim was also shot inside of the home. After the shooting, Lee and the second suspect fled from the home.

Lee was known by several of the victims of the armed robbery and home invasion that resulted in the homicide of Johnson and positively identified him as one of the suspects involved in these crimes. Therefore, detectives do not believe that this event was random.