Defendant Pleads Guilty to First Degree Assault; 10 Year Prison Sentence Imposed – News Release

Takoma Park Police Department
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

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Public Information Officer (PIO)
Catherine Plevy, 301-891-7142 or 240-338-2901

May 23, 2013 (10:42 am)

Chief Alan M. Goldberg from the Takoma Park Police Department announces that on May 20, 2013, Jordan Kamara of Silver Spring, Maryland, pled guilty to First Degree Assault and accepted a 10 year prison sentence.

On September 24, 2011, Jordan Kamara was arrested for first degree assault, second decree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a violent felony, wearing, carrying or transporting a firearm and failure to identify.

On September 23, 2011, at approximately 11:32 pm, Takoma Park Police responded to shots fired in the area of Lee Avenue. While responding to the call on northbound New Hampshire Avenue, the officer spotted a green Ford minivan driving on eastbound Sligo Creek Parkway. The van continued northbound on to New Hampshire Avenue. Given the speed, proximity and prior knowledge of a green minivan being the suspect vehicle in multiple shots fired calls on Erskine Street, a traffic stop was initiated. As the van turned right heading eastbound on Erskine Street, the officer activated his emergency equipment. The vehicle stopped at Erskine Street at 13th Avenue. The officer gave directions to the driver, a separate suspect, which was ignored. After several requests, the driver suspect complied and placed the keys of the vehicle on the roof of the van. During this time, the passenger of the vehicle, Kamara, bailed out of the vehicle with a semi-automatic handgun. After pointing the weapon at the officer, Kamara fled on foot into the backyard of the homes on 13th Avenue. While maintaining control over the driver suspect, the officer requested additional units and Montgomery County Police K9 and Takoma Park Police K9 arrived and began searching for Kamara. The driver suspect was taken into custody without further incident, and the vehicle was also taken into custody and impounded pending a search warrant. Takoma Park Police located Kamara in the 7100 block of 13th Avenue and took him into custody without incident.

A Montgomery County K9 Officer and his partner conducted a track for evidence and located a Smith and Wesson 9mm semi-automatic handgun in the street in the 7200 block of 13th Avenue.