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Police: Altercation during drug deal lead to Germantown murder
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GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Frederick man was shot and killed in Germantown earlier this month after what Montgomery County police described as an altercation during a drug deal. 

Ebou Nyass of Germantown was arrested and charged with firearm and narcotic offenses following the death of Robert King on December 16. 

According to police, the two men agreed to meet for a drug deal in the 18600 block of Sage Way. During their meeting, police believe an altercation occurred between Nyass, 29, and King, 30, and the two men shot at each other.

A witness told police that King produced and fired his handgun first. Police say a handgun recovered at the scene of the murder did not appear to be the one that was believed to have killed King.

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Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Nyass on December 18 and arrested him four days later at an area hospital after he went in to treat a gunshot wound.

Nyass has been charged with one count of possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, one count of possession of a firearm after a prior violent felony conviction, and one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond.

Police say the state's attorney's office will decide whether Nyass will face any additional charges. 

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