Self-defense claimed in Sunday shooting, deputies say

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Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 9:34 AM EDT
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BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A man told deputies he shot and killed a man in self-defense in Bradenton Sunday, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said.

Detectives are investigating the Sept. 19 homicide that occurred in the 500 block of 33rd Avenue East.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m., a 911 call was received about a man who had just been shot. Minutes later, deputies arrived to find a 43-year-old man dead in the yard.

A 23-year-old man on the scene told deputies that he was the one who shot the victim, and that he did so in self-defense, a sheriff’s office report said.

Several witnesses were located and provided statements to detectives. The investigation continues.

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