Shooting suspect, other man arrested after high-speed chase in Bradenton

March 20, 2013 

MANATEE -- The suspect in a Bradenton shooting and another man were arrested after a high-speed chase late Tuesday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

No one was injured, but it wasn't until the chase ended near the top of the Desoto Bridge did deputies realize there also were two small children in the suspects' vehicle.

The case started about 6 p.m. Tuesday, when someone shot out the back window of a car parked in the 5600 block of Eighth Street Court West in Bradenton.

About 9:54 p.m., detectives learned the suspect, identified as Devante A. Brown, 19, was at the Shell gas station at 836 301 Blvd E. Multiple deputies responded and tried to stop the suspect's vehicle, a Pontiac, from fleeing, according to a news release.

"However, the Pontiac made it onto 301 Boulevard and a pursuit began," the report states.

The suspects fled north onto First Street, reaching speeds of about 90 mph and continued towards the Desoto Bridge. Near the top of the bridge, the driver lost control and struck the rear of another car, leaving his car inoperable, according to the report.

Brown, the driver of the car, Robert L. Bing, 19, an adult female and two children were removed from the car, according to the report.

Bing faces two counts of child neglect, one count of fleeing to elude and a charge of driving without a license. He was being held without bond at the Manatee County jail.

Brown faces charges of aggravated assault with a weapon, criminal mischief and multiple weapons violations. He also was being held without bond.

The sheriff's office said it had recovered a gun from near where the chase began.

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