Police Arrest Man in Germantown, Maryland Linked to Homicide

December 29, 2015 Updated: December 29, 2015
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Maryland police captured a homicide suspect and charged him with firearm and narcotic offenses related to the death of a man earlier this month.

Detectives in Montgomery County arrested Ebou Nyass, 29, in an area hospital after he sought treatment for a gunshot wound.

The Germantown resident was charged with one count of possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, one count of possession of a firearm after a prior violent felony conviction, and one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.

The charges stemmed from when officers responding to a 911 call on December 16 found Robert Wayne King, 30, on the ground near a resident off Sage Way in Germantown. King was suffering from gunshot wounds and soon died despite being rushed to a local trauma center.

Detectives found in the investigation that the pair had agreed to meet to complete a drug transaction, but during the meet an argument occurred.

Both men were shot, with a witness saying that King fired his gun first.

Nyass was later released after posting $100,000 bond, with no court date set as of yet. Additional charges may be forthcoming.