MANATEE — A man getting out of his car, parked in the 5400 block of 23rd Street Court West, was robbed and shot Saturday morning, the sheriff’s office reports.
The 22-year-old victim was approached by another man who entered the vehicle through the passenger door at about 3:54 a.m. According to the incident report, the victim handed the suspect $3,000 when money was demanded from him.
The victim was then shot in the left hip.
The report said the suspect took the money and fled north on 23rd Street Court West wearing a black mask. The victim was driven by a friend to Manatee Memorial Hospital where he refused treatment.
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Anyone with more information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (941) 747-3011. Or remain anonymous, and possibly become eligible for a cash reward, by calling Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS (8677).