Montgomery County

Teens Charged in ‘Execution-Style' Killings of 2 Men in Montgomery County

Prosecutors say the slayings were the result of a drug deal gone bad

A pair of teens have been charged after two men were found shot to death in a crashed car in Montgomery County, Maryland, police say.

Police say Dontaye Jamahl Hunt and Noah Foster Barnett, both 18, are charged in connection to the deaths of 23-year-old Jordan Alexander Radway of Laurel and 24-year-old Christian Deon Roberts of Silver Spring.

Officers found Radway and Roberts suffering from gunshot wounds inside a car Monday night in the White Oak area.

A witness had called 911 to report a car crashed into several cars parked on the 116000 block of Stewart Lane.

In court Friday, prosecutors said the victims were shot "execution-style" at close range during a drug deal gone bad.

"There was going to be $600 paid for a quarter pound of marijuana," Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy said.

Detectives found that Barnett had contacted Radway on Monday to arrange a marijuana deal between Radway and Hunt, police said.


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Later that night, police say Hunt met with the two victims on Stewart Lane about 8:30 p.m. Minutes later, witnesses described hearing gunshots and saw a car speeding away from the scene.

"Shots rang out very very quickly from inside of that car and these two men lost their lives trying to sell marijuana," one eyewitness said.

Detectives arrested Hunt and charged him with two counts of first-degree murder on Wednesday. The next day, police arrested Barnett and charged him with conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

Radway and Roberts played basketball together at Paint Branch High School. 

Radway's godmother said his death crushed the family. She said she remembers him for his fun-loving personality and sweetness.

Hunt is a student at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring.

Anyone with information about the case should call police at 240-773-5070 and Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477).

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