Man robbed, shot during drug buy in Palmetto

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PALMETTO, FL. - Manatee County deputies need your help in finding the suspect in an armed robbery.

It happened Sunday around 10 pm near 15th Avenue and 22nd Street.

Deputies say the victim, 29-year-old Derrick Frazier, tried to buy drugs from a man known as "Santino." According to the report, they met inside Frazier's car. The suspect robbed Frazier, then shot him in the foot and stole his car.

Deputies are still looking for the suspect. He is described as a Hispanic male in his 20’s, short, stocky, with tattoos on his face. He was last seen driving a dark blue Acura 4-door.

If you have any information on this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.