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Posted at 5:08 AM ET, 06/ 7/2010

Police probe death in Silver Spring

By Mike McPhate

This post was updated at 11:15 a.m.

Montgomery County police are investigating a suspicious death in Silver Spring as a homicide.

Police got a report of an injured man in the 800 block of University Avenue East shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, said Capt. Paul Starks, a police spokesman.

Responding officers found a 25-year-old man in an alleyway suffering from trauma to his upper body.

Officers tried to resuscitate the man before transporting him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have not yet released the dead man's identity beyond saying he was Hispanic.

Anyone with information is asked to call 240-773-5070.

-- Mike McPhate and Mary Pat Flaherty

By Mike McPhate  | June 7, 2010; 5:08 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  | Tags:  body, montgomery county, silver spring  
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Classic opening of a George Pelecanos novel.

Posted by: UnknownHenson | June 7, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I am saddened when I see how much worse an already=fringe area of Takoma/Silver Spring has become over the past 20 years. The Piney Branch/Carrol Ave./Quebec Terrace are was never "nice" in my lifetime, but when I go by there now, I am depressed by how it has become a very run-down barrio-type area. And Langley Park doesn't even feel like the same place anymore.

Posted by: jax75420 | June 7, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

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