Teen arrested in New Year's Day murder

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Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 4:00 pm | Updated: 10:13 am, Fri Jan 4, 2013.

BRADENTON, FL. - The Manatee County Homicide Unit has made an arrest in their first murder case of the year.

17-year-old Danny Waiters is now behind bars for the shooting death of 19-year-old Paul Grieco.

On January 1, around 8:30 pm, Waiters was at 1832 Manatee Ave East with 2 other men for what detectives believe was a drug related transaction.

Grieco, Brandon Keisel and Dillan Contreras drove up to the above address where they were approached by Waiters. Detectives say Waiters pointed a hand gun into the window of their vehicle and at some point during this exchange multiple shots were fired at the victims.

Grieco later died at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Keisel was taken to Blake Hospital where he is recovering from a non-life threatening gun-shot wound. Contreras was not injured.

Waiters is charged with Homicide. Additional charges and the arrests of more suspects is expected.

Detectives would like to talk with unknown witnesses. Video surveillance shows that several people were in close proximity to the shooting and could provide valuable information.

The names of two other suspects are not being released at this time.

Anyone with details on the case is asked to contact the Manatee Homicide Investigation Unit at 941-747-3011 x 2519 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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