Clarksburg teen arrested for murder

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD – Rodjaun Orlando Neal-Williams, age 19, of Clarksburg, has been arrested and charged with the second-degree murder of 23-year-old Javon Jamal Gordon of Boyds.

On Tuesday, April 13, at approximately 6:52 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call for the report of a shooting in the 12900 block of Ethal Rose Way in Boyds.  5th District officers responded to the area and located the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body.  Lifesaving efforts were taken, but Gordon succumbed to his injuries at the scene.    

The Office of the Medical Examiner ruled Gordon’s death as a homicide.  

During the investigation, detectives determined that Gordon, on foot, and Neal-Williams, a passenger in a vehicle, had a verbal dispute.  During the altercation, Neal-Williams produced a handgun and Gordon was shot. 

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Neal-Williams, charging him with second-degree murder. 


On April 16, Neal-Williams was arrested at the Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg and is currently being held without bond.    

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