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Four shot at recreation center in Germantown; juvenile charged with murder

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Posted at 11:49 PM, Aug 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-19 21:07:37-04

GERMANTOWN — A 14-year-old has been arrested and charged with a shooting at a Germantown basketball court Wednesday night that left one person dead.

Montgomery County Police say 14-year-old Shilen Wylie has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder. Wylie has been charged as an adult.

Another juvenile was taken into custody but has not been charged.

According to police, they responded to the scene just a little after 10:00 p.m., for reports of a shooting at Scenery Drive.

When they arrived, they found three juveniles shot on a basketball court and one adult shot nearby. All four were transported to area hospitals with varying injuries.

The adult victim, 20-year-old Axel Trejos was later pronounced dead.

This is an isolated incident and an active and ongoing homicide investigation.

No further details can be confirmed at this time.

The Department urges anyone who has information about this homicide to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online or via the P3 Tips app.