A man was charged with first-degree assault and armed robbery Nov. 29 after holding up a Family Dollar store in Silver Spring, Montgomery County Police said.
Police responded to the Family Dollar story at 13817 Outlet Drive in the Briggs Chaney area of Silver Spring at about 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 after a semi-masked man pulled out a handgun and demanded an undisclosed amount of money from store employees, Capt. Paul Starks said Saturday morning. The man, identified as 21-year-old Kairee Deyonte Dorsey, fled on foot, he said.
Witnesses said the man was known to frequent the area, Starks said.
Dorsey, of the 13600 block of Sir Thomas Way in Silver Spring, was arrested after surveillance was set up in the area of his residence, Starks said. At about 1:30 a.m., he was found and fled on foot from police, Starks confirmed, and during the pursuit, an officer fired their weapon. Dorsey continued to flee and was apprehended a short time later, Starks said. No one was injured during the incident.
Detectives later found the handgun Dorsey allegedly used during the robbery and what was allegedly taken from the store, Starks said.
Dorsey is being held on $5,000 bond, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 21 in Rockville, according to online court records. The officer who fired their weapon has been placed on paid, administrative leave, Starks said.