The Washington Post
Officials ID deputy who fatally wounded man
Authorities have identified the deputy sheriff who fatally shot a man in Montgomery County last Wednesday.
Deputy Domenic Mash of the Montgomery County Sheriff ’s Office was identified by the independent investigations division of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General as the one who fired his weapon during the encounter outside a home in Gaithersburg.
Mash, with the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, shot and killed a man wanted by authorities after the man crawled out of a window of an apartment in the 100 block of Garth Terrace, authorities said. The man charged at officers while wielding a knife, according to the county sheriff ’s office.
The encounter stemmed from a 2020 home-invasion case, in which the man pleaded guilty in 2021 and was later released. In May, the man did not appear in court for a hearing related to his probation status, authorities said. Deputies arrested him, according to Montgomery County Sheriff Darren M. Popkin (D), and he was released with instructions to return to court in July.
When he failed to appear, according to the sheriff, the matter was turned over to the fugitive task force. About
7:30 a.m. last Wednesday, the officers first tried to find the man in Germantown, but their search ultimately led them to an address in Gaithersburg.
Authorities have not yet released the name of the man who was killed.
— Omari Daniels and Dan Morse