Bank robbery, shots fired in Manatee

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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 12:43 pm

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- An attempted bank robbery led to a gunfight in Manatee County this morning.  Per the police report:

"At approximately 11:25, deputies responded to a bank robbery at Florida Bank located at 3704 84th Ave. Circle E. in southern Manatee County.

Several minutes later, deputies approached the suspect vehicle in the 5100 block of 33rd St. E. and a deputy was shot. At this time, the injuries are not believed to be life threatening. The suspect is believed to be in the car."

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is requesting that motorists avoid the area of S.R. 70 near 33rd St. E.

We will have more information on this developing story as it becomes available.

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