Released on April 25, 2018 - 10:36am


Laurel Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the15800 block of Millbrook Lane at 7:30pm on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

On the way to that location, officers discovered a disabled vehicle in the area of Millbrook Lane and Sandy Spring Road.  Police found a victim with multiple gunshot wounds inside the vehicle.

He has been identified as 18 year-old William Riley, Jr. of Howard County.  Riley was transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center where he died from his injuries.

Investigators working the case discovered a second vehicle parked in the 15800 block of Millbrook Lane with damage consistent with damage on the victim’s car.

After interviewing multiple witnesses, officers determined that Riley was shot inside his vehicle on Millbrook Lane and while attempting to drive away struck the parked vehicle.

Investigators do not have a motive for the shooting at this time, but it does not appear to be a random incident.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the shooting or its aftermath to give them a call at 301-498-0092. They also want homeowners with surveillance cameras to check it and notify them if they captured any portion of this incident.

For more information, please contact Laura Guenin at 240-278-0758 or email [email protected].




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