Brothers in custody, accused of shooting man in Bradenton

Brothers in custody, accused of shooting man in Bradenton
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies located Gerardo Aguilar and arrested him without incident late last night in Gibsonton, FL. He is currently held at the Hillsborough County Jail pending extradition to Manatee County. (Source: Bradenton Police Department)

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Two brothers who are accused of shooting a Bradenton man last week are now in custody.

On Thursday around 2:15pm, police responded to the 2200 block of 6th Avenue East in the Manatee Trailer Park after receiving a call about a man needing medical attention for unknown injuries. Upon arrival, officers and paramedics found a 37-year-old Bradenton man suffering from two gunshot wounds.

The man was transported to the Blake Trauma Unit where he underwent surgery. He is currently stable, but remains in critical condition.

Bradenton Police took 23-year-old Apolino Aguilar of Bradenton into custody and charged him with attempted murder and home invasion robbery. They also issued an arrest warrant for his brother, Gerardo Aguilar, on charges of attempted murder.

Late Saturday night, Gerardo Aguilar was found by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies and arrested without incident in Gibsonton, FL. Bradenton Police say he is currently being held at the Hillsborough County Jail pending extradition to Manatee County.

Apolino Aguilar
Apolino Aguilar (Source: Bradenton Police Department)

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