8600 Old Georgetown Road | Bethesda, MD 20814
Montgomery County Police Arrest Homicide Suspect
Contact: Ronna Borenstein-Levy
; 301-896-2580 ; rborenstein@suburbanhospital.org

January 6, 2011, 3:30pm
Over the past several days, the Montgomery County Police and Suburban Hospital’s own security team have worked tirelessly to identify and apprehend a suspect in connection with the homicide of 40-year-old Roosevelt Brockington, Jr., lead engineer in Suburban’s Plant Operations Dept. Their efforts concluded  last night with an arrest.

The suspect is a male co-worker of Brockington's who was identified as Keith Little, age 49.

All evidence continues to support the fact that this tragic incident was isolated, targeted, and specific to the individuals, who were both hospital employees.

January 3, 2011, 1:00pm
The Suburban Hospital staff mourns the loss of our dear colleague, Roosevelt Brockington, Jr., who was assaulted at the hospital on New Year's Day and died despite the heroic efforts of our emergency response team. Brock was a valued member of the Suburban Hospital family and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family.

Suburban Hospital remains fully operational today and is open to patients and visitors.

Because of the ongoing police investigation, hospital officials cannot release further information about the incident or Mr. Brockington at this time.

January 2, 2011, 2:30pm
Yesterday morning, a Suburban Hospital employee was assaulted in a non-patient-care area of the hospital.  Despite the heroic efforts of the hospital’s emergency response team, attempts to resuscitate the employee were not successful.  He died at the hospital as a result of traumatic injuries sustained to his upper body.

The victim has been identified as Roosevelt Brockington, Jr.  He was 40 years old and he had been employed at Suburban Hospital since August 2006.  Mr. Brockington was a Lead Engineer in the hospital’s Plant Operations Dept, where he was responsible for operating and maintaining the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Because of the ongoing police investigation, no further information about Mr. Brockington is being released by the hospital at this time.

Suburban Hospital is fully operational today and remains open to patients and visitors.

January 1, 2011, 3:45pm

At 3:28pm today, Suburban Hospital conducted a media briefing regarding the tragic incident that occurred at the hospital earlier today.  The briefing statement follows:


This morning a 40 year-old Suburban Hospital employee was assaulted in a non-patient care area of the hospital. Attempts to save the employee’s life by hospital staff were unsuccessful, and the employee died at the hospital as a result of traumatic injury sustained to the upper body. The hospital was placed in lockdown at 10:40 am, at which time no one could enter or leave, while Montgomery County Police conducted a thorough search of the hospital and grounds.  Patients, staff and visitors were safe throughout the ordeal and kept apprised of the situation via personnel in a command center established at the hospital in the event of a crisis or disaster.


Police and hospital officials cleared the hospital to re-open at approximately 2:24pm. Police are continuing their investigation and any questions about the investigation should be directed to Montgomery County Police.  


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