Sarasota man dies after weekend shooting in Palmetto

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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 5:54 pm

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - Police say that the victim in a shooting in Palmetto early Saturday morning has died from his injuries.

26-year-old Javare Thomas of Sarasota died Sunday.

According to the Palmetto Police Department, Thomas was the passenger in a car being driven westbound on Haben Boulevard around 2:45am Saturday.  That's when police say a pickup truck pulled alongside the car and began shooting at them.

Thomas was struck by gunfire and was taken to Manatee Memorial for treatment.

The pickup truck is described as a black newer-model truck with chrome trim and rims.

Anyone with information about the crime are urged to contact Detective Chad Oyler at 941-224-4988 or Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-8477. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

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