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Sarasota man was shot, 2 possible suspects in Lakewood Ranch murder

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Update: The Goldstar Club of Manatee County is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the fatal shooting of Alexander Cherp. 

In addition, Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $3,000.  If anyone has information, please contact the MCSO at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS. 


MANATEE Co., Fla (WWSB) -- Detectives continue to investigate the fatal shooting in Lakewood Ranch on Feb. 4.

Alexander Cherp, 23, was found outside of his vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds at Greenbrook Park.

Detectives believe Cherp was shot sometime between 11 and 11:30 p.m.

Cherp's vehicle is a 2012 grey 4-door Mercedes. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has seen the vehicle or people in the area of the park to call the sheriff's office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS. 

Detectives have identified two possible suspects in the case but no arrests have been made at this time.