Man found dead after what deputies say was ‘marijuana drug deal gone bad’

Escambia County

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Escambia County sheriff’s deputies found a 20-year-old man shot dead in the Ensley area, and now they need help to find the killer.

On Nov. 7 at about 4:50 p.m., deputies responded to the 8600 block of Rawls Avenue. Deputies found a 20-year-old man dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Investigators believe it was” a marijuana drug deal gone bad.”

The murder victim was a recent high school graduate, Marcus Atienza.

“He was a very thoughtful and loving son to me,” his mother told WKRG News 5. “I brought him here from the Philippines when he was 13 years old in hopes of a better future.”

If anyone has information about this incident, deputies are asking for them to call the sheriff’s office at 850-436-9620 or Crime Stoppers at 850-433-STOP.

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