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Arrest warrants issued for homicides linked to Bradenton strip club altercations; no arrests made

MANATEE -- An arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect in a May 26 homicide at a Bradenton strip club.

Deputies identified Javier Aguilar, 23, as the suspect in the death of 32-year-old Natividad Faudoa.

The arrest warrant for Aguilar cites charges of murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a news release.

Deputies responded to a call at 12:20 a.m. Saturday at DaVinci's nightclub, 105 Cortez Road. Faudoa was found in the parking lot and taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to a news release.

Investigators believe Faudoa was shot outside after having an altercation with Aguilar inside.

Aguilar has not been arrested.

Deputies are still searching for a suspect in a separate homicide, believed to have also resulted from an altercation at DaVinci's nightclub.

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 nightclub 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.

Scott has not been arrested.

Dave Bristow, sheriff's office spokesman, said patrol officers are aware of the two deaths, allegedly stemming from altercations at DaVinci's.

"It's difficult to do more patrol there because you have no idea," he said. "These were just two isolated incidents. To be there at all times would be very difficult."

Harris' death was the eighth and Faudoa's was the 11th homicide in Manatee County this year.

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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