Bradenton man found dead of gunshot wounds following vehicle crash

Bradenton man found dead of gunshot wounds following vehicle crash

BRADENTON (WWSB) - For the second time in a month, a person has been found dead of gunshot wounds following a vehicle crash in Bradenton.

Police were called to the 2000 block of Virginia Drive around 10:15pm on Friday, December 14 for a one-vehicle crash. Inside the vehicle, they found 20-year-old Rosby Peterson dead. Police say he was shot and killed before the accident.

The investigation into the murder is ongoing and police say they do not believe it is a random act.

On November 17, a 22-year-old man was found dead in his vehicle following a crash. Police say 22-year-old Breyon Pittman was shot and killed before crashing on the 2600 block of 17th St. E.

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.

If you have any information on either case, contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.

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