The Frederick Police Department has arrested a 20-year-old male on murder charges in the Dec. 26, 2021 homicide in the 100 Block of Routzahn's Way.
FPD identified Darin Tyler Robey, 20, of Frederick, as the suspect in the death of Jaion Antonio Penamon at a local restaurant establishment and filed for charges of 1st and 2nd Degree Murder, 1st and 2nd Degree Assault and several firearms charges early Monday morning.
Officers from FPD and partnering agencies responded to the incident location at approximately 7:15 p.m. Sunday evening. The initial investigation determined Robey and a female got into an altercation inside the restaurant establishment where the incident occurred. Penamon attempted to intervene in the altercation and Robey shot him multiple times in the vestibule of the restaurant. Penamon was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Even with a suspect in custody, this is still an active investigation and FPD is requesting anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information regarding the incident contact Det. Jones at 240-674-7058 or KJones@frederickmdpolice.org. Callers may also remain anonymous and contact the Frederick Police Department’s Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS (8477).
Incident Type: Homicide
Location: 100 Block of Routzahn's Way
Lead investigator: Det. Jones
Author of release: PIO Allen Etzler