16-year-old shot and killed in Bradenton, suspect arrested

Montgomery County deputies involved in officer involved shooting
Montgomery County deputies involved in officer involved shooting(MGN)
Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 11:33 AM EDT
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A teen is dead and another is in custody after a shots were fired in Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies report they responded to a shooting call around 6 p.m. Friday night in the parking lot of the Garden Walk Condos.

The confrontation, the sheriff’s office said, was between a group of teenagers sitting inside a car.

Investigators say a 16-year-old got into the car, joining a several males inside. Soon afterwards, that same teen allegedly got out of the car and started shooting at the passengers.

Deputies have not commented on a possible motive for the shooting.

One of the passengers in the car, another teen, was hit and taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital by his friends.

The sheriff’s office reports he died at the hospital and detectives later identified a suspect.

A 15-year-old boy, who allegedly fired the shots, turned himself in shortly after finding out about the juvenile pickup order issued for his arrest.

The sheriff’s office is not releasing the victim’s name because the parents have invoked Marsy’s Law.

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