MANATEE - A Bradenton man is in critical condition today after being shot early this morning when he answered his front door.
Manatee sheriff deputies said around 3:33 a.m., a man and his girlfriend were sitting in their living room in the 6000 block of Second Street West when someone knocked on the door.
When the man answered, the girlfriend said she heard him say, "Boy, put that gun away" and then a gunshot. The man was shot in his leftside and the assailant fled.
He was taken to Bayfront Regional Health Center where he was in critical condition, deputies said.