Man found dead inside car in front of Bradenton residence identified

BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - Manatee County investigators are looking for more information after a man was found dead in a car outside of a home in Bradenton.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports it received a call about a shooting around 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 17. Deputies say 22-year-old Breyon Pittman was found dead in a vehicle in front of a home in the 2600 block of 17th St. E., Bradenton.

Witnesses told detectives that they heard gunshots then saw a vehicle crash into a ditch. Witnesses also told detectives they saw a black man in a white shirt exit the passenger side of the car and flee the scene on foot. Deputies searched the area around 17th St. E but were not able to find that person.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS. The investigation is ongoing.

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