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Deadly officer-involved shooting with barricade suspect under investigation

Posted at 5:59 PM, May 30, 2024

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A fatal-officer involved shooting that happened in the Fairland area of Montgomery County is under investigation by the Maryland Office of the Attorney General.

On May, 29, around 11:40 p.m., the Montgomery County Police Department responded to the 3300 block of Hampton Point Drive in Fairland for dispute.

The 911 caller, a resident of the home, told police their brother, Bishop Jones-Daniel, was assaulting their mother and was armed with a gun.

Officers set up a perimeter around the home. While outside they reported hearing gunshots from inside the home.

A hostage barricade was declared and SWAT was requested. Negotiations with Daniel continued into the overnight hours police say.

Around 2:05 a.m. the next day, SWAT entered the house and gave commands.

Police say officer Edward Cochran fired multiple times, striking Daniel. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

A handgun was recovered near the man at the scene.

No officers were injured.