Crime

Sheriff's detectives name suspect in Bradenton strip bar slaying

MANATEE -- Manatee County sheriff's detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for a 23-year-old man they believed killed another man early Saturday after an altercation at a Bradenton strip bar.

The warrant charges Javier Aguilar, who has not been arrested, with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Detectives believe Aguilar shot and killed Nativadad Faudoa in the parking lot of DaVinci's, 105 Cortez Road, after an altercation inside the strip bar.

Aguilar stands 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds and is bald. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and tan shorts and was driving a 2005 FordF150 King Ranch white over gray with sun roof and tan interior, according to a news release.

Detectives say the slaying was the second since April 30 to arise from an altercation at the bar.

An arrest warrant issued May 7 for Earl Scott lists charges of murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, connected to the April 30 death of Ruben Harris.

Scott, 32, is accused of following Harris, 29, from DaVinci's to a Shell gas station at the intersection of 301 Boulevard East and Ninth Street East, where he allegedly shot and killed Harris.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, Harris and Scott were in an altercation over a woman prior to the shooting.

Deputies found Harris dead at approximately 3:20 a.m. April 30.

Scott was listed as a person of interest in the case after security camera footage was released in an effort to identify the suspect.

He has not been arrested.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Aguilar or Scott can call the sheriff's office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

Elizabeth Johnson, Herald law enforcement reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7041. Follow her on Twitter@EJohnsonBHcrime.

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