Bradenton, FL-On Monday, August 5, 2013, at approximately 3:48 p.m., Bradenton Police Officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of 24th Street East, Bradenton, FL in regard to a complaint of shots fired. Upon arrival, it was discovered that unknown suspect(s) had fired multiple rounds at a residence. There were occupants inside the residence at the time of the shooting, but there were no injuries sustained. Witnesses advised that a green pick-up truck had driven by the residence with 4 – 5 armed subjects in the truck’s bed. The armed subjects were described as holding long rifles, which was consistent with the large caliber projectile casings that were recovered at the scene.
With the assistance of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect vehicle was located in the 3900 block of 3rd Avenue East. There were no suspects located in the vicinity of the vehicle.
Deputy Chief of Police Warren Merriman stated, “At this time, there is no indication that this shooting is related to the recent homicide that occurred at the 13th Avenue Dream Center.”
Anyone having information with regard to this case is asked to contact: Bradenton Police Detective Sergeant Dennis Stahley at 941-932-9300 Ext. 307, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip thru the web at www.manateecrimestoppers.com