Murder USA: Drug dealer Hudson Bhagwat shot dead in Oxon Hill; cops hunt killer

Hudson Bhagwat of Oxon Hill murdered on July 20

PG Cops note another murder of a drug dealer

OXON HILL, MD. – Another day that the sun rises in the east and illuminates yet another murder in Prince George’s County.  With a few more, the county that borders the District could border the body count in the Charm City of Baltimore.

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The dead guy in this latest case, Hudson Bhagwat, would have been a bit luckier if he hadn’t seen his sentence to prison for drug dealing shortened. Had he still been in prison at least he wouldn’t have been available for another of his associates in the drug business to blow him to Kingdom Come. But a Prince Georges County Judge heard his plea of guilty to drug distribution on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2008 and sent him off to the Big House for trick or treating for 20 years. The trick was to suspend his sentence to 12 years along with 184 days credit for time served. Court records are not clear as to why Hudson Bhagwat was available for target practice by his killer instead of remaining in the Department of Corrections.

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a homicide in Oxon Hill. The victim is 37-year-old Hudson Bhagwat of Iverson Street in Oxon Hill. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this case. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random act. (This means the killer wanted to kill Bhagwat on purpose and wasn’t out to kill someone at random and perhaps this was a targeted murder for hire due to the nefarious nature of the drug business.)

On July 20, 2015, at about 8:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the 700 block of Maury Avenue for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to identify a motive and a suspect(s) in this fatal shooting.

Detectives will pass out Crime Solvers flyers seeking information in this investigation. The canvass is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm in the 700 block of Maury Avenue.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimes 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.

According to his Facebook page, Bhagwat went to Oxon Hill High School in 1996.

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