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Deputies searching for second suspect in Bradenton armed robbery

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BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) -  Manatee County Sheriff's office has arrested one suspect and searching for a second suspect in an armed robbery on Sunday, May 27. 

Deputies say the suspect, Trenton Brown, robbed Giovanni Gelabart-Melendez at gunpoint. During the incident, it appears Brown fired at Gelabart-Melendez and he returned fire, striking Brown.

Deputies responded to a residential area in Bradenton and found Gelabart-Melendez in the front yard with a gunshot wound in the thigh. 

Gelabart-Melendez was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Brown was charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm by Convicted Felon and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon. 

A second suspect remains at large as the investigation continues. 

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