2nd suspect arrested in Newtown double shooting

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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 5:45 pm | Updated: 11:44 am, Wed Nov 12, 2014.

**UPDATE** Sarasota Police have announced that Tyrone Rodgers has been arrested for two counts of Attempted Murder, Robbery, and Possesion of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Original story is below.

SARASOTA - Sarasota Police are searching for a convicted murderer they say was involved with a double shooting in Newtown on January 8th.  Another convicted murderer is already in custody for the shootings.

37-year-old Tyrone Rodgers is wanted for two counts of Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery, and Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon.  He was convicted of second degree murder in 1992 and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Joseph Lamar, also a convicted murderer, turned himself in to police Thursday for the shootings.

Police say Lamar and Rogers are responsible for shooting two people near the intersection of Lemon Avenue and 32nd Street a little after 10pm on Tuesday.

In that incident, a 22-year old male victim was transported by helicopter to the Blake Medical Center; the second victim, a 19-year old male, was treated at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for his injuries.

Investigators are  looking into possible hate crime charges, as one of the male victims is described as transgendered and was dressed as a woman.

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