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Victim and Defendant in Rockville Death Identified


From the Rockville Police Department:

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section continue to investigate the death of an adult male who was found suffering from a stab wound inside a house in the 14100 block of Travilah Road. 

At this time, the victim is identified as Tomas Mo-Choc, 27 years old, of the 14100 block of Travilah Road and the suspect is identified as Carlos Tiul, 29 years old.

Tiul was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in relation to Mo-Choc’s death.  He is currently being held on a no-bond status.  A bond review hearing will be held today at 1:00 p.m. at the Rockville District Court.

It was on May 25, at approximately 9:32 p.m., 1st District officers and Fire/Rescue responded to the address on Travilah Road for a report of a stabbing.  Upon arriving, officers discovered Mo-Choc inside the residence suffering from an apparent stab wound to the chest. Mo-Choc succumbed to his injuries shortly after officers arrived. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that Tiul and Mo-Choc became involved in a dispute inside the residence on Travilah Road.  The dispute escalated, and Tiul assaulted Mo-Choc with an unknown weapon.  At this time, it is known that Mo-Choc was stabbed with a knife. 

Before officers arrived, Tiul fled the scene.  He was located nearby and taken into custody. 

The circumstances that led to this death are still under investigation.  Anyone who can provide information related to this death are asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.