MANATEE -- Deputies responded to a shooting at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday in the 3100 block of 9th St. W., Bradenton.
The victim, Eric Sutton, 46, of Bradenton, was shot at a residence there and then stumbled to a parking lot next to the residence, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Sutton was transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Deputies began looking for a suspect vehicle seen leaving the area. The vehicle was spotted on Canal Road in Palmetto and a deputy followed it and pulled it over near Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton.
Jeremy Sneperger, 26, of Bradenton, was the driver of the vehicle and was positively identified as the shooter.
Sutton is charged with murder. Sutton and the victim were acquaintances and were arguing prior to the shooting. At this time, it’s unclear as to what they were arguing about. Neither the victim nor the suspect resided where the shooting occurred, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said.