Crime

Bradenton shooting suspect arrested in Sarasota after chase

MANATEE -- The suspect in a Bradenton shooting early Monday was arrested in Sarasota after a pursuit, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

A man was found shot in the 3100 block of First Street about 3:09 a.m., according to a news release.

Responding deputies located the vehicle involved and began a pursuit that went south on First Street towards Cortez Road, and then west on Cortez Road towards Bradenton Beach.

Eventually, the pursuit ended at South Lido Beach Park in Sarasota, where the suspect, Jose Serrano, 22, was arrested, according to the sheriff's office.

Serrano was being held at the Sarasota County jail on charges of fleeing to elude, tampering with evidence and driving with a suspended license. Bonds totaled $8,620 bond.

The victim was not seriously injuried, and he was released from a hospital, according to the sheriff's office.

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