Police arrested and charged two Silver Spring men with the murder of 18-year-old Germantown resident Andrew Turner, who was killed at his home in December.
Police charged both Christopher Arthur Breeden Jr., 23, and Kairee Deyonte Dorsey, 27, with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder for the Dec. 16 killing of Turner.
“We're working with police with this case, and we're going to go forward in this case to prosecute those individuals,” said Ramon Korionoff, public affairs director for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.
According to police charging documents, Breeden and Dorsey traveled to Turner’s house in Germantown to buy marijuana from Turner, but shot and killed Turner instead and fled the scene, according to witnesses.
During months of investigation, police cell phone records from Turner, Breeden and Dorsey led police to charge the two men for first-degree murder. According to police charging documents, Turner sent a message to close friends saying he planned to sell a half-pound of marijuana he had recently obtained.
On the day of the murder, minutes before Turner was killed, he exchanged messages over Snapchat with someone using the screen name “marriedtomaryja.” Police determined that the account belonged to Breeden who they determined was in Germantown during the murder after examining cell phone records showing he was connected to a nearby tower. After further examination of other cell phone records, police determined that Dorsey’s phone was also connected to a Germantown cell phone tower at the time of the murder, and that it connected to the same towers at the same time as the two traveled from Germantown to the Rockville /Derwood area to Silver Spring, according to charging documents.
On Feb. 28, police arrested Dorsey on several handgun and controlled dangerous substance charges during a traffic stop and obtained a search warrant for his home in Silver Spring where they found two spent .357 Magnum caliber shell casings. Police determined the two shell casings found in Dorsey’s apartment were fired from the same gun as the shell casing police found at the Dec. 16 murder scene, according to charging documents.