Reward offered in beating death of manager

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SARASOTA, Fla. — A reward is being offered for information in the beating death of a Sarasota restaurant manager.

Andrew Tian was severely beaten after confronting three men who skipped out on their $30 check at the New Dynasty Chinese Restaurant. He was found in the driveway of a nearby business and transported to the hospital, where he underwent surgery. Tian died Friday.

Crimestoppers of Sarasota is offering a $3,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects. They are described as three men in their 20s with short hair, between 5-feet-8-inches and 6-feet tall and between 210 and 250 pounds. One has a pierced lip and eyebrow. Another has a rosary tattoo on his wrist and hand.

Anyone with information can call 941-366-8477.

A celebration of Andrew Tian’s life will be taking place on July 28 at 3pm. It well be held at the First Congregational United Church of Christ located at 1031 S. Euclid Avenue in Sarasota.