Montgomery County police are investigating the early Wednesday vehicle-related death of a 34-year-old man in Gaithersburg as a homicide.
Police responded to the report of a pedestrian struck on West Diamond Avenue at 1:17 a.m. and found a deceased victim at 211 West Diamond Avenue, police said. A surviving, 34-year-old victim was found a short distance away.
The surviving 34-year-old told police he and his brother — the deceased — were given a ride by subjects in a black Honda Civic earlier in the morning, police said.
As they were walking along West Diamond Avenue, they were struck by a black Honda Civic, police said. The surviving victim told police he believes it was the same car he rode in earlier in the evening.
The brothers had been dropped off near the Gaitherstown Plaza at Route 355 and Chestnut Street.
Police said they located a black Honda Civic in the Gaitherstown Shopping Center with damage consistent with a pedestrian collision. Investigators are attempting to locate the owner to determine who was driving the vehicle this morning.
The surviving 34-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip.
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. Montgomery County Police originally identified the surviving victim as a 54-year-old male.