Update: Man charged with murder of 23-year-old in White Oak, 2 other victims harmed


The initial call was for a domestic dispute, police said

Montgomery County Police Department charged 63-year-old Biet Van Tran, of the 900 block of Balmoral Drive in White Oak, with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree assault.

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM) — Update (5/12): A murder suspect has been charged after the death of a *23-year-old woman in White Oak on Monday.

Montgomery County police said 63-year-old Biet Van Tran is charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree assault, after the report of a stabbing at his residence in the 900 block of Balmoral Drive.

Police said the *23-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other victims, a man and a woman, were found suffering from assault and stabbing injuries. According to police, Tran was immediately arrested at the scene. Police didn’t specify Tran’s specific relation to the victims, just that the victims were from out-of-state and had been staying at Tran’s home for the past few days.

Tran is held without bond. Police will publicly identify the victim once her family members are located and notified.

*Police originally identified the victim as being 19 years old, but later corrected her age to 23 years old. WDVM has updated the article to reflect the police’s correction.

Update (10 p.m.): One woman is dead and two others are injured after a domestic dispute, one person is in custody.

Montgomery County Police say they were called to a report of stabbing at home on the 900 block of Balmoral Drive just before 3:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon. When officers arrived, they found three people suffering from injuries.

A female victim, who has not been identified, was dead on the scene.

A second female victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. A male victim was treated by Fire and Rescue personnel at the scene for his injuries.

The suspect’s identity will be released once he is formally charged.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police say they are working to determine the relationship between the suspect and the victims, but it does not appear the suspect was involved in a domestic relationship with any of the victims.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Majors Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

Montgomery County police are investigating a death in the White Oak area on Monday.

Police said they received a domestic dispute call at 3:22 p.m. They are conducting the investigation in the 900 block of Balmoral Dr, police tweeted at 4:22 p.m.

According to the tweet, “All subjects involved have been identified & located.”

This story will be updated as details are confirmed.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local News Headlines

Stay Connected


Don't Miss

More Local News

Trending Stories