Md. police reveal 2 men found shot in January, killed each other in drug deal gone bad


    Two men shot to death in Bladensburg, January 30, 2018. (Anna-Lysa Gayle/ABC7)

    After two men were shot and killed in Bladensburg in January, police have been searching for a motive and a suspect.

    On Thursday, the investigation was concluded after revealing that the two men shot each other in an apparent drug deal gone bad, according to a statement from Prince George’s County Police.

    On January 30, shortly after 5 p.m., Bladensburg Police and Prince George’s County Police responded to a call in the 5000 block of 57th Avenue.

    They found two men with gunshot wounds. Both were taken to a hospital and died a short time later.

    Police say the men met for an illegal drug deal. While in a car, an argument broke out and both men pulled guns and shot each other.

    The two men were identified as 23-year-old Jonathan Contreras of Bowie and 24-year-old Varney Batener Jr. of Hyattsville.


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