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Gun store owner who shot at Montgomery County police officer arrested

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As a result of recent gun store burglaries, Montgomery County Police officers were on proactive patrol in the 700 block of East Gude Dr., when at approximately 12:30 a.m., an employee of Engage Armament ran towards the officer’s unmarked car and began shooting, hitting the unmarked car twice.
As a result of recent gun store burglaries, Montgomery County Police officers were on proactive patrol in the 700 block of East Gude Dr., when at approximately 12:30 a.m., an employee of Engage Armament ran towards the officer’s unmarked car and began shooting, hitting the unmarked car twice.

ROCKVILLE, MD – Police in Rockville have arrested a 42-year-old man who shot at a Montgomery County police officer on patrol shortly after midnight on Tuesday.

According to police, the officer was on a patrol in the area where multiple gun store burglaries have occurred in the area of East Gude Drive.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., an employee of Engage Armament ran toward the officer’s unmarked car and began shooting, hitting the unmarked car twice.

The suspect, Andrew S. Raymond, of Darnestown, was outside of the store when the Montgomery County Police officer drove into the parking lot of Engage Armament.


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Raymond is a partner in the business, according to reports.

“The officer witnessed a white male run towards his vehicle while reaching into his waistband. The officer attempted to drive away when he heard gunshots. He then radioed for assistance and gave officers a description of the shooter,” the department said in a statement today. “The officer noticed Raymond running towards his vehicle, and he activated his emergency equipment, signaling that he was a police officer.”

Raymond immediately stopped, dropped his weapon, raised his hands, and was taken into custody.