BRADENTON -- A 47-year-old Bradenton man has been charged with killing his 47-year-old girlfriend early Sunday.
Linda Brown died of a gunshot wound just before 6:25 a.m. Sunday at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Terry A. Braddy, her live-in boyfriend, was taken into custody without incident. He was being booked into the Manatee County jail on Sunday afternoon.
At about 5:20 a.m., police responded to a 911 call at the couples residence in the 200 block of 19th Street East. They discovered Brown with a gunshot wound to her abdomen.
The Manatee County Homicide Investigative Unit has taken over the investigation.
Browns slaying is the eighth homicide in Bradenton during 2013, according to police.
Anyone with information on the case should call Bradenton Police Det. James Curulla at 941-747-3011, ext. 2224, or call Crime Stoppers (toll free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip to www.manateecrimestoppers.com