A Rockville man has been arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of his mother, who was killed outside a church Friday evening.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department today arrested Kevin Justin McGuigan, age 21, of the 10300 block of Grosvenor Place in Rockville, and charged him with killing his mother, Jaclyn McGuigan, 49, of Marwood Court in Rockville.
The shooting occurred around 6:00 p.m. Friday in front of the Saint Raphael Catholic Church and School located at 1513 Dunster Road. Responding officers located the victim outside of an entrance to the church with wounds that appeared to be from a cutting type of instrument. Witnesses, officers, and Fire & Rescue personnel attempted life-saving measures but the woman died at the scene.
Detectives spoke with witnesses who heard loud screaming and saw the victim lying on the ground in front of the church and the suspect standing over her. The suspect then fled in a Honda sedan.
At approximately 6:49 p.m., officers located the Honda sedan abandoned at Fallsgrove Park located at 700 Fallsgrove Drive in Rockville. The vehicle was registered to Jaclyn McGuigan. Officers observed property in the vehicle that was determined to belong to Kevin McGuigan.
During the investigation, it was determined that Jaclyn McGuigan was last seen leaving her Marwood Court residence in her Honda sedan with her son Kevin McGuigan at approximately 5:30 p.m. on December 28.
Kevin McGuigan was arrested this morning on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. He was transported to the Central Processing Unit.
-- News release from Montgomery County Police