The Washington Post

Officials ID deputy who fatally wounded man

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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

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