Man hurt in Bradenton home invasion

MANATEE — Sheriff’s detectives were investigating an apparent home invasion robbery early Friday morning in Bradenton during which a resident was beaten unconscious with a shotgun.

The victim told investigators that several men forced their way into his duplex in the 4200 block of Eighth Street Court East about 6:49 a.m.

They took the victim’s 52-inch plasma television and the vehicle of another occupant of the house, according to a news release from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

While deputies were on scene investigating, the stolen vehicle arrived and parked nearby. Four people inside were taken into custody, according to the report.

No stolen property was found in the vehicle, and the victim was unable to leave the hospital to identify the possible suspects.

The investigation was continuing.