Metro Transit Police arrested Jermaine Brown, 18, of Seat Pleasant on Sunday in connection with a shooting that occurred on the Red Line near Takoma Metro Station the same day.
The shooting occurred aboard a Red Line train before the train crossed the D.C. border to reach Takoma Metro Station around 3 p.m., Metro officials said. The victim, Brown’s 14-year-old half-brother, suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen. A Metro Transit Police officer at Takoma rendered first aid to the victim, who was transported to a local hospital and remained in stable condition as of Monday morning.
Investigators believe he was not the intended target. Digital video cameras aboard the rail car showed Brown with his half-brother when there was an altercation between Brown and three other individuals during which the suspect pulled a gun and fired multiple times, striking his half-brother once in the abdomen.
MTPD officers later took Brown into custody at a Capitol Heights motel shortly before midnight. He is currently charged with one count of first-degree assault in Montgomery County.
Following the shooting, the three other individuals left the train at Takoma and boarded a train in the opposite direction, exiting the Metrorail system at Silver Spring Metro station a short time later. MTPD detectives are working to identify and locate them. Anyone with information on their identities or location should call the MTPD Criminal Investigations Division at 301-955-5000 or text MyMTPD (696873).