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Men apparently killed each other in moving car

2 years 5 months 2 weeks ago December 06, 2014 Dec 6, 2014 Saturday, December 06 2014 December 06, 2014 5:38 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

MARRERO - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's spokesman says a drug deal gone sour apparently prompted two men to shoot and kill each other in a moving car, which ran into a house and caught fire.

Col. John Fortunato said Saturday that the passenger died with a stolen gun in his hand and a large bag of marijuana under his arm. A second gun was near the driver's body. Fortunato says bullets and spent shell casings found were found in the 2011 Buick La Crosse.

He identifies the driver as 35-year-old driver Tory Sanders of Marrero and the passenger as 26-year-old Byron Price of St. Rose.

The car hit the house shortly before 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Fortunato says the fire apparently started because the car remained in gear with the front wheels turning.

IMAGE: WWL-TV

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