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They arrest a man who sowed terror in the streets of DC and MD

After hours of pursuit, a Washington, DC man was finally arrested on Saturday the 11th in Wheaton by Montgomery police officers after attempting multiple carjackings in Maryland and shooting a Metro passenger in the District.

That Saturday morning, Monteray Horn, 43, had boarded a Metro train in Anacostia and, armed with a pistol, shot an adult man for reasons that are under investigation. The bullet went through the victim’s clothing, but fortunately did not hit him.

As the train stopped, Horn exited the Metro and robbed a vehicle at gunpoint in Washington, DC. He then abandoned that car and boarded another Metro train, which took him to the Wheaton station where, at approximately 11:06 am, he attempted to steal another car, an Audi, at the Westfield Wheaton shopping center.

Horn pointed his gun at a woman traveling with two small children and demanded the keys to the Audi. The woman was able to remove her children from the vehicle and flee. Horn got into the car and although he had the key, he was unable to start it.

Horn abandoned the car and detectives reported that he tried to steal a second vehicle, a red Honda compact. The driver of that car was able to flee without being robbed.

Horn then tried to seize a third car, a BMW, in the Metro parking lot, but the driver in a risky maneuver managed to speed away. The man fired at the BMW, entering the projectile through a window, but the driver was not injured.

In desperation, Horn approached a woman at the wheel of a Hyundai Tucson and tried to open the car door, but she, too, managed to accelerate and drive away without injury.

The same guy ran across the parking lot and tried to steal a fifth vehicle outside the building on Ring Road. Horn shot the woman in her face, and seeing that she was bleeding profusely she fled the scene.

Officers with Montgomery’s Fourth District tracked Horn to a residential area in the 2900 block of Faulkner Place, where the man attempted to force his way into a home by breaking a window with the butt of his gun. Police officers arrived at that precise moment and managed to take Horn into custody without incident at approximately 11:15 a.m.

A .40 caliber pistol was found at the scene.

The driver of the Honda, meanwhile, was transported to an area hospital where she underwent surgery. She is in serious but stable condition, a medical report indicated.

Horn was arrested and charged with multiple charges, including auto theft, attempted second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a crime, felony possession of a weapon and home invasion.

Horn was reported to have recently been released from federal prison after serving 17 years for sexual assault of a child. He is now being held in the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit, without bail.