UPDATE April 15: The Gaithersburg Police Department released bodycam footage from Wednesday’s incident showing the responding officers getting fired on.
Police said that officers were responding to a car that had been parked in a way that was blocking traffic in an apartment building’s parking lot. The officers talked to the driver, who was in the driver’s seat of the car and who seemed to be “under the influence of an unknown substance.”
During this conversation, police say they heard the gunshot. Police say that the officers saw an “unknown person on an apartment balcony quickly enter an unknown apartment.” No police injuries were reported.
Police said that the response was aided by the Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland-National Capital Park Police and Maryland Natural Resources Police. SWAT officers helped with apartment searches.
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WDVM) — Gaithersburg police asked residents to shelter in place after two officers were reportedly shot at while responding to a parking hazard Wednesday evening.
Police say the officers were responding to a parking hazard at 392 N Summit Ave around 3:00 p.m. when they “reported being shot at from [a] higher elevation.” Montgomery County Police and other officers responded.
Police said that there were no injuries and no suspects reported. Around 75 police officers responded to the scene and searched the area for a suspect.
The shelter in place was lifted shortly before 8 p.m.
This is a developing story and will be updated.