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Sarasota man’s death was murder, police say. A reward is being offered for information

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A Sarasota man’s death is now being investigated as a murder.

On Friday, Christopher Rashad Ramos, 26, was found deceased inside a home on the 2100 block of Banneker Way in Sarasota.

Deputies had received reports of a shooting at the residence.

“At this time, detectives are actively pursuing any and all investigative leads to identify the suspect(s) involved,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release Tuesday. “Detectives are urging members of the public to come forward if they have any information related to the incident.”

The sheriff’s office held a press briefing on the case on Friday and asked that community members come forward.

Crime Stoppers of Sarasota County is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case. Anonymous tips can be made by calling 941-366-TIPS.

Citizens can also call the Criminal Investigations Section of the sheriff’s office at 941-861-4900.

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