Police arrest two men in Michigan accused of murdering a Bradenton man in October 2019

Bradenton Briles Murder

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) -Two men have been arrested in Michigan in connection to the deadly shooting of a Bradenton man in October.

30-year-old Michael Briles was shot and killed on October 17 during a home invasion.

A crack in the months long investigations as authorities name two suspects, 27-year-old Devante Kinsley and 21-year-old Tyler Sager.

In the weeks following Briles fall murder, the Bradenton Police Department released surveillance video of someone going into the home and running from it. Another video displayed a car driving by that detectives believed could be connected to the crime.

"Detectives have continuously investigated this case by interviewing witnesses, conducting thorough examination of all evidence both physical and digital. And following up on every lead provided to us," said Bradenton Police Department Captain Brian Thiers.

"Kinsley and Sager are the two individuals in the surveillance video. And ultimately planned and committed this homicide," said Bradenton Police Department Captain Brian Thiers.

The arrest of the accused murderers comes with help from a task force in Michigan where the two are sitting in county jail.

Michigan authorities say the two Bay City men are accused of traveling to Bradenton and murdering Briles during an attempted robbery and then returned back to Michigan.

Bay City officers say evidence related to the crime was found while they conducted search warrants.

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The Manatee County State’s Attorneys office confirmed the two suspects will be extradited back to Florida.

BPD says Kinsley is facing first degree murder and armed burglary charges.

Sager is facing principle to felony first degree murder and principle to armed burglary charges.

Official charges are still pending and not reflected on the county court records yet.

Anyone with any information should contact Bradenton Police at 941-932-9300 or by email. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip thru the web to the Manatee Crime Stoppers website.

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