Thursday, January 31, 2019

Detectives Investigate Double Fatal Shooting in The Town of Bladensburg

Detectives are investigating a double fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday evening in the town of Bladensburg. The victims are 23-year-old Jonathan Contreras of Quick Silver Court in Bowie and 24-year-old Varney Batener Jr. of Donovan Street in Hyattsville.

On January 30th, at approximately 5:05 pm, patrol officers along with Town of Bladensburg officers were called to the 5000 block of 57th Avenue for a shooting. They discovered Contreras and Batener Jr. outside suffering from gunshot wounds. They were taken to a hospital where they both died a short time later.

Detectives are working to establish a suspect(s) and motive at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text, “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.

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