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Reward increased for fourth suspect in 2010 Silver Spring murder

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Tyshon Lateek Jones, the fourth suspect in the 2010 Silver Spring murder of Julian Kelly is still at large.

Tyshon Lateek Jones. Photo: Montgomery County Police

Montgomery County Police have announced an increase in the reward offered for information leading to his arrest and are stepping up efforts to find him in two key areas.

On August 21, 2010 at approximately 12:45 a.m. police responded to the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring for the report of shots fired. Officers found Julian Kelly suffering from a gunshot wound. Kelly died on September 4th, 2010.

Three individuals were arrested and charged with first-degree murder, the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and armed robbery.

Detectives also obtained an arrest warrant for Jones as the fourth suspect.

Jones' whereabouts remain unknown at this time, and police and family are asking the public for assistance in locating him.

Today, the Montgomery County Police Department in conjunction with Crime Solvers of Montgomery County announced an increased reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to his arrest.

Detectives have recently received information that Jones may be living in or frequenting the area of Castle Boulevard, Lieutenant Robert Bolesta said.

He announced the launch of a media campaign to help find Jones as well as several overt and covert operations intended to gain information about where Jones is.

Sign boards are being placed at strategic locations in and around the area in which the homicide occurred. And wanted posters and fliers featuring Jones will be distributed in and around the Castle Boulevard area of Silver Spring, Bolesta said.

To speak with a detective assigned to this case, residents can contact the Homicide/Sex Section at 240-773-5103 with any information. Callers may remain anonymous.

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