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Subject: Death Investigation (Shooting) UPDATE
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Incident Date/Time 4/21/2019 9:00:00 AM
Expire Date/Time 5/21/2019 9:00:00 AM
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UPDATE (04/22/19)
 
Detectives continue to investigate the alleged Road Rage incident that resulted in a fatal shooting at Buckeye Rd. near US 301. 
 
Evidence collected at the scene and information gathered, indicates the shooter was a victim of Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon prior to the shooting. 
 
At this time, the investigation is ongoing and names will be not released.
 
 

MANATEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MEDIA RELEASE 

 

DAY OF WEEKSaturday

INCIDENT DATE04/20/2019 TIME1720hrs.

 

Case Number:2019-010892

Incident Type:DEATH INVESTIGATION (SHOOTING )Business/Subdivision:

Location:14000 Buckeye RdZone:N40

Victim(s):(Driver 1)Race/Sex:W/MVictim(s) D.O.B:12-30-86

Other:(Driver 2)Race/Sex:W/MOther D.O.B:8-14-92

 

Synopsis:At approximately 5:15pm on 04/20/19 Driver #1was traveling east bound on Buckeye rd near US 301 when Driver #2 who was traveling westbound observed D1 swerving in and out of his lane, eventually running D2 off the road.

 

D1 then pulled over and D2 circled back around, pulling up beside him and both drivers exchanged a few words.

 

D1 then approached the passenger’s side of D2’s vehicle and began arguing and leaning into his open window. D2 told him to back away and then armed himself with a pistol. He pointed it at D1 and told him to back away.

 

D1brandished his own weapon and as he leveled it at D2, D2 fired striking D1, killing him.

 

Driver 2 then retreated to the east side of US 301 and called 911 and waited for MSO’s arrival.

 

Driver #1 was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

 

Names are not being released at this time. The investigation continues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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