Sarasota Police looking for suspect who shot a man outside a home

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SARASOTA, FL. - The Sarasota Police Department is currently investigating an early morning shooting in the Newtown area of Sarasota.

Officers say at around 2 a.m. Wednesday, 26-year-old Markus Jackson was sitting on the porch in the 1700 block of Gregg Court in Sarasota, when an unknown African-American male walked up and shot Jackson on the porch twice and fled.

Officers responded along with K-9 units and canvassed the area with no results. Jackson was taken to the hospital by Bayflite for his injuries.

The suspect was last seen wearing all black and last seen traveling northbound, between houses, from the 1700 block of Gregg Court.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sarasota Police Department Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 941-954-7070 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at