Wounded man charged with first-degree murder in botched burglary

A 26-year-old Gaithersburg man was charged with murder after detectives recovered the victim’s spent bullet inside the clothing of the suspect.

Twenty-three-year-old Marc St. Aubin was killed during a burglary turned deadly at a home in the 15800 block of Laughlin Lane in Silver Spring, according to Montgomery County Police.

Tavon Miles

Tavon Miles

On the night of March 3, a group of armed men broke into St. Aubin’s home. There was a scuffle, and gunshots, and St. Aubin was found on the driveway. A medical examiner determined that he had been stabbed and beaten to death.

A gun holster was found along the small of the victim’s back. The handgun was never found.

Police said several items were removed from St. Aubin’s home, including guns, a safe and suspected marijuana. Officers recovered bullets from inside the home.

Shortly after police arrived on the scene, officers were notified of an adult male who was dropped off at a nearby hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. He was identified as Tavon Miles.

A bullet recovered from Miles’ clothing was compared to the bullets recovered from inside the home.

Forensics tests revealed that the bullets were of the same caliber and fired from the same gun. The homicide victim, St. Aubin, had a gun of that caliber registered in Maryland.

Miles, 26, survived the gunshot wound, and was charged Saturday with first-degree murder, first degree burglary, and first degree armed robbery. He is being held without bond.

Detectives continue to investigate the killing and are working to identify other suspects in the case. Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this homicide to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Callers may remain anonymous.

 

 

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