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Cops: Alleged drug deal goes bad, man shot dead and teen suspect charged with murder

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Jan. 13 2022, Published 1:30 p.m. ET

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A drug deal went bad in Washington, as police say the alleged dealer was shot to death in his vehicle. Now, an 18-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged in connection to his murder.

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On Dec. 22, officials said 18-year-old Aiman Alam met the victim in the parking lot of a supermarket in Shoreline, Washington, to buy marijuana. During the deal, Alam shot the victim and then fled the scene.

Police said they arrived at the scene and found the victim unresponsive with a gunshot wound in the front seat of his car.

The victim, identified as 55-year-old Scott Blaney, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, King 5 reported.

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Officers said they talked to a witness, who reported seeing two people flee in different vehicles. They shared the license plate information for one of the vehicles.

On Dec. 23, authorities said they found Alam entering the suspected vehicle at a house near the supermarket and arrested him.

During the investigation, officials determined Alam was planning to meet with Blaney and exchanged messages in a messaging app. Alam and a friend went to Blaney in the supermarket’s parking lot and got into Blaney’s vehicle.

According to authorities, Blaney hit Alam’s friend, which is when Alam fired a gun from the backseat of the car and it hit the victim. Alam and his friend then fled the scene.

Alam was booked into jail and charged with second-degree murder and his bail was set at $1 million.

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