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Manatee deputies look for man's killers after fight in Bradenton parking lot

MANATEE -- A 28-year-old man died Monday after being stabbed late Sunday in a Bradenton parking lot, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Herman Tabora-Discua was at Mami Carmen's Restaurante, 5604 15th St. E., about 9 p.m. when he fought with one of the suspects, deputies said, but the victim stayed at the restaurant as the suspects left.

"There was a physical altercation, a couple of them before the actual incident, and we're looking for the suspects," said Manatee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dave Bristow.

The suspects returned shortly and fought again with Tabora-Discua. The restaurant owner had security escort the victim outside.

The victim and his family walked to their car in the parking lot of America Super Pawn, 5612 15th St. E., deputies said, where another fight broke out between the suspects and the victim, who was stabbed in the upper body.

The weapon used to stab Tabora-Discua was not found.

The victim was taken to Blake Medical Center where he died early Monday afternoon, according to the sheriff's office.

What the fight was about is unclear.

"We can't say for sure at this point but we're continuing to look into it," Bristow said.

The description of Tabora-Discua's attackers is sketchy. The first is described as standing 5-foot-6 to 5-8 , weighing 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red or maroon shirt and blue or gray pants.

The second suspect was described as 5-6 to 5-8, weighing 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing jeans and a light-colored shirt.

The Medical Examiner's Office is working on the autopsy.

Amaris Castillo, law enforcement/island reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7051. Follow her on Twitter@AmarisCastillo.

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