MANATEE — A masked gunman shot and robbed another man of $3,000 early this morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The man was getting out of his car in front of his residence in the 5400 block of 23rd Street Court West, Bradenton, about 3:54 a.m., when the suspect entered the car through the passenger door.
The suspect demanded money, and when the victim threw $3,000 in cash at the man. The gunman fired, striking the victim in the area of his left hip and buttock, according to the sheriff's office.
The suspect then fled.
A friend took the victim to Manatee Memorial Hospital, but he was released after he refused treatment, according to the sheriff's office.