From a Montgomery County Police report: Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division have identified the victim in yesterday’s Wheaton area homicide as 25-year-old Marvin Alexander Mendoza. There is not a confirmed address for Mendoza. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled Mendoza's manner of death as homicide by multiple gunshot wounds. At this time, investigators believe this to be an isolated incident.
On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at approximately 8:56 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call for a shooting in the 2000 block of Blueridge Avenue. 4th District officers responded and located, Mendoza deceased.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged 19-year-old Erik Aguilar of Silver Spring with the first-degree murder of Marvin Alexander Mendoza. Through investigation, detectives from the Major Crimes Division identified Aguilar as a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant for first-degree murder. Aguilar was arrested Thursday, August 12, 2021 in Montgomery County on the strength of a criminal warrant for first-degree murder. Aguilar is being held without bond.
This memorial to Mr. Mendoza is at the edge of a park in a quiet neighborhood in Wheaton, Maryland. May he rest in peace.